Okorocha, Ikpeazu Address Fulani Herdsmen Attack

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Governors Rochas Okorocha and Okezie Ipkeazu of Imo and Abia states respectively in a joint security council meeting in Umuahia, the Abia state capital on Monday, April 11, have disclosed how miscreants killed five Hausa-Fulani herdsmen
In his argument, Okorocha stated that the miscreants were not out to attack any ethnic group as two Igbos lost their lives in the attack as well.
Ikpeazu on his part, believes that kidnapping had become a recurring decimal in the area, adding “We condemn the killings as it concerns the five Fulani men that were abducted and assassinated in a forest.
“And we are all united in the fact that the particular forest and such other forests will be rid of criminals that use them as hideouts.”
Speaking further, he said: “It is our responsibility to protect lives and property of people that reside in Abia, as security agencies of both states have been mandated to cross the borders of both states to hunt down criminals.”
Okorocha also vowed to deal with the culprits of the killings, saying: “On the issue of the killing of five Fulani men that has caused tension, the culprits have been arrested and will be dealt with under the law as well as made to pay the ultimate price.
“Information reaching us reveal that it is not just five Fulani men as there are two corpses believed to be Igbos from the area, so it is not a direct attack on any ethnic group.”


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