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Anambra State Vigilante Head Warned Killer Fulani Herdsmen To Stay Away From South-East |RN

Jeff Amechi Agbodo, Onitsha

The Chairman of Anambra North vigilante services, a subsidiary of Anambra state Vigilante Group, (AVG) Chief Chinenye Ihenko (Okpompi) has warned the armed killer herdsmen operating in any guise to steer clear of Anambra state and entire Southeast geopolitical zone.

He warned that any further killings in the South-East state by either the herdsmen, gunmen or suicide bombers would be reciprocated to with immediate effect.

Ihenko who sounded the note of warning while reacting to speculations making the round in various parts of Anambra state that Fulani herdsmen have taken over forests in the zone declared: “let them strike again we are ready for them”.

“Nigeria is our country and we all must defend the peace, unity and stability of Nigerian at all costs. We are ready to pay the supreme sacrifice now because Enough is Enough”.

Ihenko spoke to newsmen in his office at Onitsha Main market assured customers coming to buy or sell goods in Onitsha of their safety, adding that they should have no course to fear of any attack.

He also assured the Federal government of their readiness to give support if called upon, even as he called on President Mohammed Buhari to rise to the challenges of insecurity in the country.

“Ndigbo has no other place to go and we have learnt our lessons during and after the civil war “We will rather die together than to allow our people to be slaughtered like a goat on daily basis”.

He, therefore, called on all the stakeholders, traditional rulers town union leaders, members of the National Assembly, civil society groups and Nigerian women to join hands in the crusade to return Nigeria to its formal glory.

According to him, “I wish to align myself with the former president of Nigeria president Olusegun Obasanjo’s call for dialogue by all the sectors of Nigerian society to put a stop to the incessant killing of innocent Nigerians.

“All hands should be on deck to tackle this insecurity headlong now or else it will consume all of us. As it stands now, nobody or place is safe in Nigeria of today and if the ugly trend is allowed to continue, it will degenerate to a catastrophic situation” Ihenko stated. (The Sun)

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Only God Can Protect Our Borders – Security Chiefs |The Republican News

President Buhari with Nigerian Security Chiefs

Security Chiefs yesterday after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari said only God can police the country’s border. At the end of a security meeting with Buhari at the State House, Abuja, the country’s security chiefs blamed the porous border for the rising insecurity.

The security chiefs including; the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Abubakar Sadique. Others are National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno; Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan- Ali, Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Abubakar, Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu and the Director General of Department for State Service (DSS), Yusuf Magaji Bichi spent over two hours meeting with the president.

The Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas who spoke on behalf of his colleagues, expressed concern over the inflow of arms into the country. (Daily Trust)

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Ortom Raises Alarm Over Impending ‘Massive Benue Invasion’ By Fulani Herdsmen

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Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom

 

– Solicits people’s prayers to avert impending catastrophe

By Rose Ejembi, Makurdi
Governor Samuel Ortomof Benue State has raised the alarm over a planned invasion of the state by suspected herdsmen even as he urged Benue people to intensify prayers to avert the impending invasion.
The Governor, who spoke at the funeral service for the late Mama Atese Rebecca Terkpe at the NKST Church, Taraku in Gwer Local Government Area of the state, disclosed that from the security reports available to him, the herders have concluded plans to invade the state in order to subvert the implementation of the anti-open grazing law.
He explained further that according to security reports, Fulani herdsmen across the West African sub region were planning to invade the state even as he called on the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria to organize prayers and fasting for divine intervention.
Governor Ortom, who restated his stance that the anti-open grazing law remained the best solution for restoring peace between farmers and herders, enjoined the people of the state to support its implementation which he said was imperative.
While also appealing to the people to shun communal violence over land but rather resort to dialogue in the resolution of disputes, the Governor posited that lives and property lost during the crisis could not be replaced.
He described the deceased as a God fearing woman who raised her offspring in the fear of God and also impacted positively on her society.
In his sermon, Rev. J. I. Buruku enjoined Christians to embrace the light so as to escape the works of darkness.
Son-in-law of the deceased, Mr Stephen Amase, in his vote of thanks, expressed appreciation to those who made spiritual and material contributions towards the funeral as well as those who took the time to personally pay last respects.  (The Sun)

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