Declare herders terrorists, APGA trustee tells FG
• Cleric asks Buhari to stop blame game
A member of the Board of Trustees (BOT) of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Rommy Ezeonwuka, has asked the Federal Government to declare the marauding herdsmen as terrorists, insisting that they were no longer brothers.
During a chat yesterday in Onitsha, he regretted that the nomads had proved to be terrorists.His words: “The present Fulani herdsmen now carry Ak4 7 rifles to guard their cows. They are no longer the same people we used to know.
“The people that are in charge now are terrorists from neighbouring country, Libya, and it was confirmed by President Mohammadu Buhari. So, let us see the herdsmen as terrorists and label them as such. “The Fulani used to carry sticks to guard their cows, but today they go about using AK47 rifles and they were labelled as invaders from Libya, a neighbouring country.
Meanwhile, the national chairman of the United Christian leaders Eagle Eyes Forum (UCLEEF), Pastor Aminchi Haba, has upbraided the President for blaming the late Libyan leader, Muamar Gaddafi, for the insecurity in Nigeria.Fielding questions yesterday from reporters in Abuja, he said such utterances clearly portrayed the President Buhari as incapable of tackling the multifaceted problems plaguing the country.
Habu argued that it was surprising Buhari, who described the Incessant conflicts between farmers and herdsmen as communal clashes, had turned around to blame Gadaffi for the problem. He said: “The President is not a leader anymore but has turned to a ruler. A leader puts his people first while a ruler only thinks about himself. And right now, Buhari is not thinking about the masses but himself only. He wants to remain in power and not to serve this country because he cannot.
“And now we hear the President blaming Gaddafi for all the killings happening in the country. Well, it is not surprising because he is known for blaming others for his failure. He blames PDP for the economic problems in the country. “And now he is blaming Gaddafi, a dead man for the insecurity problem. Next he will blame car manufacturers for the accidents happening on our roads and even blame authors for the failure in our academic system or blame Kainji dam for the electricity problem.”