The Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, has condemned the killings in his State as he has made it clear that any herdsman coming to the South-East must conform to the culture of the people in the region.
According to Umahi who doubles as the Chairman of the South-East Governors’ Forum, herdsmen must be stopped in their tracks from committing further damage in the State as they snatch away innocent lives.
In his words: “Those people you think are your friends will become your enemies. No place will be safe. We are at war with ourselves. No herdsmen in the South East will make any attempt to kill anybody again.
“Nobody. Every herdsman coming to the South-East must to the culture of the people. Our people everywhere in South-South, South-West and in the north must conform to the culture of the people.
“Some herdsmen threatened that they would come and do this and do that, I said the last killing is the one that happened in the past. No time again will Ebonyi man or woman be killed. Never again. People have the effrontery to say herdsmen are coming to kill people. Let them try it again. That rubbish must stop.
“This madness in this country must stop. I see videos of Boko Haram ravaging places in the north unchecked. Where is our air fighting powers? We must not be ashamed to borrow fighter jets from other African countries. No nation will allow this kind of thing to be happening,”