Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, a frontline Igbo politician and business mogul, has called on the federal government to treat the Fulani Herdsmen as Boko Haram in the North Eastern States of the country.
Iwuanyawu told Authority Newspaper that if the activities of the herdsmen are not urgently checked, the situation could snowball into a national disaster.
The elder statesman opined that if the herdsmen are allowed to link strongly with Boko Haram, similar acts exhibited by the sect could be witnessed in the South East and could cause monument damage to the unity of the country.
While describing the Enugu incident as pathetic, he added that the worst thing that could happen to an Igbo man is to attack him in his own house unchallenged.
He further expressed worry that the constant invasion of farms in the Southeast could lead to famine in the region and other places grazed by the herdsmen if the farmers continue to be afraid of going to their farms.
The actions of the herdsmen is a new phenomenon, where are this people from, farmers are now afraid to go to their farms, police may not be enough to garrison every land in Igbo land, it may lead to famine and hunger, Iwuayanwu said.
He, however, appealed to youths and other organisations in the South East to shun reprisal attacks, noting that such action could only worsen the situation at hand.