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Southern Professionals To Meet On Fulani Herdsmen Attack

Posted: Apr 29, 2016 at 3:15 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Temidayo Akinsuyi

Lagos -The Southern professionals, a body of professionals from the South- South, South- East and South- West geopolitical zones will meet on Sunday to deliberate on the solution to the Fulani herdsmen attacks across the country.  Speaking in a chat with Independent on Thursday on the latest attacks by the herdsmen in Enugu, President of the South- East South-South Professionals,  Emeka Ugwu  Oju said the group wants to treat the issue as Southern issue and not as a problem of the  South East, South- South or South West alone. “We are going to meet with the South West Professionals. We are going to be having a Southern professionals view on the issue. The issue of the Fulani herdsmen attacks is not about Enugu or South- East, South- South, it is more of a southern problem now”. “We don’t want to treat it in isolation. The southern professional will be meeting on Sunday and together, we will take a position on the matter. I don’t want to pre-empt what will be deliberated upon at the meeting” he said. Over 40 people were reportedly killed by the rampaging herdsmen in Ukpabi Nimbo community in Uzo-Uwani local government area of Enugu State in the early hours of Monday. President Muhammadu Buhari has already ordered security chiefs to hunt down those who perpetrated the attack. He said his administration is committed towards the security of lives and property and vowed that his government will ensure the attacks are curtailed.