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Fulani Boys Move Around With Ak-47 In Anambra Community: Ohanaeze

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Nnia Nwodo

Nnia Nwodo

Ohanaeze Ndigbo says law enforcement agencies have remained silent over reports that herdsmen move around with AK-47 rifles in a community in Anambra state.

This accusation was contained in a petition to Mohammed Adamu, Inspector-General of Police, by the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation.

It said this wouldn’t have been the case if members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) were seen with such weapons.

The petition dated March 3 and entitled, ‘The road to anarchy’, was signed by Nnia Nwodo, President-General of Ohanaeze.

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Nwodo said residents in Umuawulu community in Awka South local government area sighted four herdsmen with AK-47 rifles slung on their shoulders on their way to Isiagu community where they reside.

“When the news of the brazen wielding of firearms spread across the council area, as law-abiding citizens, stakeholders there convened a crucial meeting with the police and Fulani leaders and raised the matter for deliberation,” he said.

“The stakeholders told the Fulani leaders in the presence of men of the State Investigation and Intelligence Bureau (SIIB) Awka that they were alarmed and surprised that their boys were flagrantly displaying arms in the public, unmindful of the legal implications of unlawful possession of firearms.

“The stakeholders expressed disappointment that security agencies did not make any attempt to arrest the offending Fulani boys, adding that if it were Igbo boys they would have been arrested, tortured and charged to court.

“But rather than explain what led to the carrying of arms by the boys, or even apologise on behalf of the boys, the Fulani leaders told the stakeholders to do their worst and walked out on them, saying that their boys must always bear arms to protect themselves against religious, ethnic or tribal attacks from any quarters, and there is nothing anybody can do.

“This, in the presence of law enforcement agents, and nothing was actually done to arrest either the Fulani boys or their leaders for overtly declaring war on the people of Anambra State.”

The group’s president wondered if unlicensed firearms are no longer illegal in Nigeria, asking: “Do we now have different laws for different ethnic groups in Nigeria?”

“If it were to be members of IPOB or any other group other than Fulani that bear such illegal arms, what fate would befall them?

“We are law-abiding, hospitable and always ready to coexist with others as friends and brothers but not as foes and at a supreme price. Enough is enough.”

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Boko Haram: ‘Be Hurt In Your Pursuit Of Justice For The Dead’, Ezekwesili Tells Buhari

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Boko Haram: 'Be Hurt In Your Pursuit Of Justice For The Dead' Ezekwesili Tells Buhari

Former Nigeria’s minister of Education, Dr Obaigeli Ezekwesili

Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to do more than being hurt in restoring peace in the nation.

She made this remark in reaction to President Buhari’s statement that he is hurt following the beheading of 43 farmers in Borno by suspected members of the Boko Haram sect on Saturday.

Also Read: Shehu Sani Condemns Attack By Boko Haram On Borno Farmers

Reacting to the gruesome murder, Ezekwesili urged the President not to be hurt rather pursue justice for victims of the insurgent group.

She wrote:

In another tweet, the former Minister of Education queried the whereabouts of security operatives during the whole attack. She wrote:

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Boko Haram: Insecurity In Nigeria Has Reached Breaking Point, Says Omokri

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Boko Haram: Insecurity In Nigeria Has Reached Breaking Point Says Reno Omokri

Reno Omokri

Former presidential aide, Reno Omokri has expressed that the insecurity in Nigeria has reached a breaking point.

He made this remark in reaction to the reported beheading of 43 farmers in Borno by suspected members of the Boko Haram sect on Saturday.

In a post on his Twitter page, Omokri condemned the gruesome killing of the farmers by the insurgent group.

Also Read: Buhari Mourns As Boko Haram Kills Over 40 Farmers In Borno

He expressed that the insecurity situation in the country is leading to drifting apart of the nation.

He wrote:

“I condemn the killing of 43 farmers by Boko Haram. Killing them serves no purpose. Insecurity in Nigeria has reached breaking point. Nigeria is drifting. Our people cant continue like this. Something must give. Something must give.”

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Buhari Mourns As Boko Haram Kills Over 40 Farmers In Borno

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Buhari Mourns As Boko Haram Kills Over 40 Borno Farmers

Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the reported slaughter of over 40 Borno farmers by the terrorist group, Boko Haram.

He expressed grief over the killing of farmers on rice fields at Zabarmari, in Jere Local Government of Borno State, describing the terrorist killings as insane.

Buhari’s position on the killings was contained in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, titled, ‘President Buhari condemns as insane, Boko Haram killing of farmers in Borno State.’

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He said: “I condemn the killing of our hardworking farmers by terrorists in Borno State. The entire country is hurt by these senseless killings. My thoughts are with their families in this time of grief. May their souls Rest In Peace.”

President Buhari said the government had given all the needed support to the armed forces “to take all necessary steps to protect the country’s population and its territory.”

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