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Uzo-Uwani: Anambra Professionals Condoles With Enugu Govt

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.


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