Enugu Massacre: S/East Senators Condemn Presidency’s Indifference, Call For Emergency In S/East, S/South Summit

Enyinnaya-AbaribeThe South East Senate Caucus yesterday arose from an emergency meeting in Abuja with a warning of the imminent danger and possible attack on the unity of Nigeria if the Federal Government fails to urgently address the Enugu massacres by marauding Fulani herdsmen.
The caucus not only condemned the attack, which left over 50 persons dead and scores driven out of their homes, it also called for a summit of South East and South South State Governors, members of National and State Houses of Assembly, Socio-Cultural associations, traditional rulers and major stakeholders immediately.
In a statement by Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe (PDP/Abia South) after the meeting, the senators said the summit was proposed to review and evaluate the very scary situation and proffer a coordinated response that would ensure the security of lives and properties of their people.
According to them, the proposed summit also became imperative against the background of the ominous silence and apparent indifference of the Presidency over the killings in Enugu, some areas in Delta state and so many other zones in recent time, even when there was obvious intelligence reports.
The statement read, “We can no longer sit and watch while our people are daily slaughtered like fowls without even attracting the cursory routine condemnation by the Presidency.
“We are even more appalled that despite the alarm raised by the Uzo Uwani Communities of an imminent attack by the Fulani herdsmen and the associated vague assurances by the Chairman of Fulani community in Enugu that such attack will not happen, yet the security agencies failed to prevent the attack that happened two days after the alarm.
“It is disheartening what is happening and somebody has to take responsibility. That somebody has to be the institution of the Presidency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria”.

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  • Shame to Igbo political, traditonal and Statesmen keeping quiet and ooccuping themselves with frivolities while islamic ihadists are systematically massacring their people under guise of herdsmen. When they finish the nxt is u who refuse to rise up and mobilize ur pple, all southern and middle belt leaders and the church for prayers Ban eating and buying of cows in Igbo land. Consult Cameroun now and seek their cooperatiom now if u remember what hapened during the war. Throw away leadership tussle, unite and save ur generation b4 u bcome morroco, syria, afghanistan, turkey, etc. if u rise up God will rise up.

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