Militants give Fulani herdsmen 2-week ultimatum
– Niger Delta agitators will declare war if Fulani herdsmen fail to leave the South-East and South-South states within two weeks
– The group gave the federal government 14 days to tell Nigerians who the Fulani herdsmen are
– The agitators stressed that they would not allow the herdsmen to go without taking revenge
Niger Delta agitators under the aegis of Concerned Militant Leaders (CML) have announced that they will declare war if Fulani herdsmen fail to leave the South-East and South-South states within two weeks.
The Sun reports that the group issued a warning on Tuesday, May 3, in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital, following recent attacks and killings of innocent people by herdsmen.
The CML spokesperson, simply known as General Ben, stressed that the federal government should within the 14 days deadline tell Nigerians who the Fulani herdsmen are, otherwise, the spate of killings of the “so-called herdsmen” would be unprecedented.
General Ben noted that the group had been patiently waiting for the government’s reaction to the gruesome murder of innocent people.
Expressing disappointment that the federal government had not demonstrated genuine commitment to checkmate activities of the herdsmen, the spokesman said: “After two weeks, starting from today, Tuesday, May 3, we are going to search for Fulani herdsmen.
Since federal government cannot tell us who they are up till now, we are going to look for them.” Describing the attacks as provocative and challenging, General Ben stressed that the criminals would not go without taking revenge.
“The Fulani herdsmen have indirectly challenged us, asking us what we can do. But, we promise them that we will not allow them to go without taking revenge.
It is an insult and we will give them back,” he vowed. Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has restated his administration’s resolve to deal decisively and expeditiously with the continued attacks on communities across the country by Fulani herdsmen.
According to Buhari, a directive has been issued to the national security agencies to take all necessary action to apprehend and expose those behind the heinous attacks.
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