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Group condemns NASS, Governors silence on herdsmen attacks

By Monsurudeen Olowoopejo

A national think-tank group, Gravitas Group for Good Governance (GGGG) has condemned the silence of  National Assembly, State Governors and leaders silence on renewed herdsmen attack across Nigeria particularly Southern part of the country.

The group stated their silences except for two state governors, Kano and Taraba States, Abdullahi Ganduje and Darius Ishaku, further indicated that they were in support of the persistent attack perpetrated by herdsmen on the southern part of the country.

In a statement made available to The Guild by the convener, Tola Adeniyi, the group challenged the governors of states in southern part of the country to summon courage and speak out boldly on tackling the menace of insecurity that was about to snuff life out of their constituencies.

While commending the former President Olusegun Obasanjo for lending his huge voice and experience on the crisis, it argued that animal husbandry and all forms of agriculture and farming businesses were personal investments like carpentry, manufacturing, and others, and that the investors should bear the expenses alone as they do with the profit.

“So, Governors of Yoruba nation, the Ijaw nation, the Igbo nation as well as the Middle Belt in particular, and indeed all the entire 34 states that have kept mute should speak out. The Senate President Honourable Lawan, The Speaker House of Representatives Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila, and all elected and selected officials throughout the country should commence immediate action”, the group added.

According to the national think-tank group, they should declare their stand and insist on the immediate restructuring of Security Architecture, immediate establishment of state and local government police, and more urgently the immediate non-negotiable negotiable mass evacuation of herdsmen from Forest Reserves and from all lands forcefully occupied.

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