A statement by the press secretary to the CAN president, Bayo Oyedeji stated that Ayokunle asked the security agencies to stop treating the criminals among the herdsmen with kid gloves urged the government to rise up to the challenges if the nation must have peace and unity.
“The issues of the rampaging and murderous Fulani herdsmen in different parts of our nation must be stopped. They block highways to kidnap and rob, inflicting injuries on innocent Nigerians and killing them like fowls.
“No stone should be left unturned in bringing the perpetrators of such crimes to book. Security agencies should stop telling us that they are ‘unknown gunmen.’
“Those arrested should be conclusively prosecuted to serve as deterrent to others. Their sources of ammunition must be unveiled and those behind the supply should be proscuted. Victims of such senseless violent acts deserve compensation especially the people of Southern Kaduna, Agatu community of Benue state, several communties in the Eastern part of the country and South-South.”
Ayokunle who decried the menace of unemployment in the country warned those in the position of authorities to create enabling environment before it is too late.
“Unemployment of the able bodied youths in our nation, especially graduates of various tertiary institutions is another worrisome issue; such requires enabling environment for their employment. All the harsh economic measures must be dropped for businesses to flourish. A stitch in time saves nine.” (Authority)