The United Progressive Party (UPP) has condemned the killing of innocent Nigerians across the country, particularly the recent massacre of the people of Ukpabi Nimbo community in Enugu State by Fulani herdsmen.
Describing the act as barbaric, wicked, outrageous and sadism of the worst order, UPP said it’s high time the unprovoked slaughter of innocent Nigerians by rampaging Fulani herdsmen armed with sophisticated weapons is stopped.
The party, in a press statement signed by Chief Ogbuehi Dike, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, urged security agents to fish out the perpetrators of the crime and bring them to book, and serve as a deterrent to others.
UPP accused the security of handling herdsmen ‘attacks with kidss gloves which spurred the impunity with which they massacre fellow compatriots in the North, which has now been extended to the South’.
“This detestable onslaught by Fulani herdsmen is a threat to national security and unity. The Federal Government is obliged to protect lives and property of the citizenry as enshrined in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) which states that, “the security and welfare of the people is the primary purpose of government”.
UPP demands a stop to this madness and urges security agents to sit up and carry out their constitutional duties diligently without fear or favour.
“The Federal Government should take immediate action to rehabilitate and rebuild the communities destroyed by these heartless Fulani herdsmen and ensure there is no recurrence of this man’s inhumanity to man”, it stated.
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