Fulani Killings: South East Senators Call For South East/South South Summit

Fulani Killings: South East Senators Call For South East/South South Summit

By Omos Oyibode | Staff Reporter on April 29, 2016
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Senators of the South East extraction, Wednesday, April 27, 2016, firmed up plans to organize a summit comprising South South and South East with a view to addressing the rising insurgency among the Fulani militia, especially in the South East and South South States.

Vanguard reports that the senators, in an emergency meeting, convened by the senators in Abuja, the lawmakers condemned the attack which left over 50 persons dead, scores injured and property worth millions of naira razed.

In the emergency meeting, the senators said imminent danger was hovering the endangered states if the federal government fails to address the issue of the Fulani militia which is gaining ground on a daily basis.

The lawmakers called for a summit comprising South South and South East legislators, state governors, members of the state houses of assembly, traditional rulers, major stakeholders and industry players, to examine the ongoing massacre and find lasting solution.

Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe, representing Abia South, said the emergency meeting would examine the situation on ground and look at possible solutions to ensure security of the lives and people of the zone.

Abaribe said the apparent and the silence of the federal government over the killings in Enugu in the midst of intelligence reports made available to the security organization, noted the summit will address these issues so as to find means of protecting the endangered people.

The senators said they would no longer sit and watch their people being massacred by some uneducated bigots, with no significant response from the presidency.

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