The League of Anambra Professionals (LAP) has condoled with the Enugu State Government and people of the state on the penultimate Monday killing in Nimbo in Uzo Uwani Local Government by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
The group also lauds the Senate’s position on Cattle Grazing Bill which has been rejected.
While regretting that the ugly incident which claimed the lives of over 20 people including children, occurred at the time the Federal Government is making efforts to ensure the unity and lasting peace, with a viewing to attracting investments to the country, the group urged the people of Enugu State not to allow the mayhem douse their faith in the government.
LAP is a non-partisan association of professionals from Anambra State with to mission to promoting a secure and prosperous Nigeria with Anambra State in particular.
A statement by the group’s National President , Mr. Willy Nzewi, which condemned in strongest terms the blossoming atrocities of the suspected Fulani herdsmen in the country prayed that Almighty God should give the people of Enugu State the courage to bear the loss of their loved ones.
It urged the Federal Government to take urgent measures to stem the menace before it snowballs into another bout of crisis that will not do the country any good.
LAP said the barbaric activities of these nomadic elements is tantamount to waging war against the country, adding that if concrete steps were not taken to address the problem, the herdsmen, who now carry out their barbaric operations with glee as they criss-cross the country, puts the nation into serious danger.
It described what happened in Nimbo as a national calamity and an act of barbarism, calling on President Mohammadu Buhari to immediately stem further killings and ensure that the perpetrators are arrested and brought to book.
The Federal Government had in response to the public outcry directed the Minister of Defence and the Inspector General of Police to put an end to the menace. And in line with this, the military has taken over the security of lives and property in Nimbo, even as the General Officer Commanding 82, division Nigerian Army Enugu; Major-General Ibrahim Attahiru has visited the community.
While commending the Federal Government for this directive, LAP urged that the fundamental issues such as ammunition procurement and restriction of the herdsmen should be included as part of the solution.
It commended the Senate for throwing away the controversial Cattle Grazing Bill, urging that it should never be entertained again by the hallowed chamber.
LAP also charges Nigerians not to lose faith in the country as a result of the killings and attacks by herdsmen even as it called on Nigerians to join forces with the government to fix all security challenges.