Fulani herdsmen attacked 7 Igbo villages

According to reports, the attack carried out by suspected herders in the boundary area of Ebonyi/Benue last Sunday affected seven Igbo villages of Obakota, Ndigwe, Ataloga, Odokem, Ekile, Nduobasi and Ekpufu.

It was said that the attack led to the death of over 30 indigenes of Ebonyi while some survivors are still receiving treatment at the Alex-Ekweme Federal University Teaching Hospital.

In a statement released by the Executive Chairman of Ado Local Government Area of Benue State, James Oche said herdsmen in their numbers, on Sunday morning, attacked several Igbo speaking communities of ado. He added that the military later came to salvage the situation.

Leaders of the major ethnic nationalities in Nigeria yesterday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to wake up to his responsibility, warning that the country is presently on the precipice.

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, through its President, Prof. George Obiozor, stated that there was need for the re-negotiation of Nigeria’s unity.

Also, the Pan Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, through its National Leader, Ayo Adebanjo, called for absolute overhaul of the current 1999 constitution which he it said was tilted in favour of Northern Nigeria against the south.

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