APC Governors Visit Enugu Governor Over Nimbo Attack

Northern-Governors-APC A delegation of governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), have condemned the Ukpabi Nimbo attack of April 25, insisting that the perpetrators must be brought to book.

The condemnation was made when the governors visited the Enugu State Governor, Mr Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, at the Government House, Enugu, to commiserate with him on the mindless attack on his hapless citizens.

Leading the delegation was the Chairman of APC Governors Forum and Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, who decries the ugly incident and insisted that it was a criminal act that should be condemned in the strongest terms.

He emphasised that crime in any form or shape should not be politicised either by attaching religious or tribal sentiments to it.

The governors, however, commended the maturity displayed by the government and people of Enugu State by not allowing the incident to degenerate into crisis.

Traditional rulers and some clergy men in the state were at the meeting with the visiting governors.

Nigeria’s National Anthem ignited the sober moment and thereafter, the leader of the delegation and the Governor of Imo State went straight to the purpose of their visit.

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Nimbo Community was attacked by suspected herdsmen

First, he said, it was to commiserate with the government and people of Enugu state over the deadly attack on Nimbo people, reiterating that it was a criminal act that should be condemned.

On behalf of his colleagues, he commended the government and people of Enugu state for exhibiting maturity in the handling of the ugly incident, which if not properly managed would have escalated to a full blown crisis.

Also addressing the feeling of pain associated with the incident, the Governor of Borno State, Mr Kashim Shettima, explained that he understood the ordeal the people of Enugu State were going through, having been enmeshed in the deadly attacks of Boko Haram daily.

Commending the industrious and accommodating spirit of the Igbo people, he condoled with the government and people of Enugu State and urged them to continue to remain calm.

Responding, Governor Ugwuanyi said the visit of his colleagues was a significant one which showed that the nation shared in the State’s moment of grief.

He prayed that the commission of inquiry set up would help unravel the relevant facts in the incident.

The traditional ruler of Eziama-Olo, Igwe Ambassador Lawrence Agubuzo, in a vote of thanks, commended their visitors and pleaded with them to assist and ensure that the perpetrators were brought to book.

The delegation afterwards shared moments of photography with the hosts before departing through the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

I Will Deal With Rampaging Herdsmen, Buhari Assures Bishops

Catholic-Bishops-Buhari-1Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has restated his administration’s commitment to dealing decisively and expeditiously with herdsmen that have continued to attack communities across Nigeria.

Speaking at a meeting with members of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), President Buhari confirmed that heads of national security agencies have been ordered to take all necessary action to apprehend and expose those behind the heinous attacks.

“We are determined to secure all Nigerians and I have told the Inspector-General of Police and other security agencies, in very strong terms, to deal decisively with the attackers,” the President said.

President Buhari expressed his personal condolences to the Catholic Bishop of Enugu, the people of Ukpabi Nimbo and all other communities that have suffered fatalities and other losses from the recent attacks.

Speaking on other national issues, the President assured the Bishops that he was acting with deliberation and moving methodically to implement his change agenda for the good of the country.

“We need to rebuild our institutions methodically, we need to change the way we do things.

“In the last 10 years, crude oil sold for more than $100 per barrel, but Nigeria did not save. That is why we have found ourselves where we are today,” President Buhari told the Catholic Bishops, led by Most Reverend Ignatius Kaigama, the Archbishop of Jos.

The President assured them that his administration was working very hard to fulfill all the promises it had made to Nigerians, adding that his greatest motivating factor now is the desire to bring positive change to Nigeria.

On behalf of the bishops, Most Reverend Kaigama expressed the solidarity of the CBCN with the President.

“We are willing to collaborate with you and with your administration, in which we see hope for a greater Nigeria,” he told the President.

A statement by a spokesman for the President, Femi Adesina, said the bishops pledged continued prayers for Nigeria and the government, expressing their conviction that current hardships are temporary, and Nigeria will soon overcome its present difficulties.

Buhari Orders Security Agencies To Deal With ‘Rampaging Herdsmen’

RiversPresident Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja restated his administration’s resolve to deal decisively and expeditiously with the matter.

This, according to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, is coming against the background of reports of continued attacks on communities across the country by armed herdsmen.

Speaking at a meeting with members of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), President Buhari confirmed that heads of national security agencies have been ordered to take all necessary action to apprehend and expose those behind the heinous attacks.

“We are determined to secure all Nigerians and I have told the Inspector-General of Police and other security agencies, in very strong terms, to deal decisively with the attackers,” the President said.

President Buhari expressed his personal condolences to the Catholic Bishop of Enugu, the people of Ukpabi Nimbo and all other communities that have suffered fatalities and other losses from the recent attacks.

Speaking on other national issues, the President assured the Bishops that he was acting with deliberation and moving methodically to implement his change agenda for the good of the country.

“We need to rebuild our institutions methodically, we need to change the way we do things.

“In the last 10 years, crude oil sold for more that $100 per barrel, but Nigeria did not save. That is why we have found ourselves where we are today,” President Buhari told the Catholic Bishops, led by Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, the Archbishop of Jos.

The President assured them that his administration was working very hard to fulfill all the promises it had made to Nigerians, adding that his greatest motivating factor now is the desire to bring positive change to Nigeria.

On behalf of the Bishops, Most Rev. Kaigama expressed the solidarity of the CBCN with the President.

“We are willing to collaborate with you and with your administration, in which we see hope for a greater Nigeria,” he told the President.

The Bishops pledged continued prayers for Nigeria and the government, expressing their conviction that current hardships are temporary, and Nigeria will soon overcome its present difficulties.

 

Senate Orders Service Chiefs To Probe Enugu Killing

Senate-EnuguThe Nigerian Senate has directed security agencies to immediately conduct a thorough investigation into the attack on Nimbo community in Enugu State and ensure the perpetrators are brought to justice.

The lawmakers condemned Monday’s attack on a community in Enugu State where suspected herdsmen killed a yet to be determined number of people and burnt buildings.

At the floor of the Senate on Thursday in Abuja, the legislators observed a minute silence to honour the Nigerians killed in Nimbo and other communities by suspected herdsmen.

After a debate, they set up a committee with representatives from each geopolitical zone to meet urgently and proffer solutions to the problem.

The Senate also resolved to invite security chiefs to brief the Upper Chamber on the movement of fleeing terrorists, to ensure that measures were put in place to forestall a spread of terrorist activities across Nigeria.

President Buhari had in a statement by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, unreservedly condemned the attack on Ukpabi Nimbo and other such acts of extreme violence against communities in other states of the Federation.

He instructed the Nigerian Armed Forces and Police to take all necessary action to stop the killing, saying that ending the recent upsurge of attacks on communities by herdsmen reportedly armed with sophisticated weapons had become a priority on the government’s agenda for enhanced national security.

Okorocha Condemns Enugu Herdsmen Attacks, Tasks FG On Justice

Rochas Okorocha on Enugu Herdsmen killingsGovernor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has condemned in strong terms the recent attack on residents of some rural communities in Enugu State, southeast Nigeria.

The Imo State Governor described the act perpetrated by some group of unknown gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen as ‘very barbaric and unfortunate’.

At a meeting with some traditional rulers on Wednesday in Owerri the state capital, he said that the recent attack in Enugu State was inhumane and totally unacceptable.

Peaceful Coexistence

The Governor urged the Federal Government through the security operatives, to immediately bring the perpetrators of such evil act to book.

He appealed to the traditional rulers in all the communities in Imo State and southeast Nigeria to take absolute control of security in their various autonomous communities.

Governor Rochas Okorocha also tasked them to ensure peaceful coexistence between their people and residents from other areas, adding that Nigeria presently needed absolute peace in the face of its several challenges.

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Herdsmen have also caused agony and tears at different other communities in Nigeria

Expressing optimism that President Muhammadu Buhari would tackle the present security challenges caused by the herdsmen, he called on the people of Enugu State and the entire Southeast region to remain calm, as drastic measures were being taken to curb the killings.

President Buhari had in a statement by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, unreservedly condemned the attack on Ukpabi Nimbo and other such acts of extreme violence against communities in other states of the Federation.

He instructed the Nigerian Armed Forces and Police to take all necessary action to stop the killing, saying that ending the recent upsurge of attacks on communities by herdsmen reportedly armed with sophisticated weapons had become a priority on the government’s agenda for enhanced national security.

Buhari Promises To Fish Out Herdsmen Attacking Communities

Herdsmen-Muhammadu BuhariPresident Muhammadu Buhari has reassured Nigerians of his administration’s continued commitment to ensuring the safety of lives and property in all parts of the country.

This follows the continued reports of attacks by herdsmen on communities across Nigeria, particularly Monday’s attack on Ukpabi Nimbo in Enugu State.

According to a statement by President Buhari’s spokesman, Garba Shehu, the President unreservedly condemned the attack on Ukpabi Nimbo and other such acts of extreme violence against communities in other states of the Federation.

‘A Priority’

President Buhari had instructed the Nigerian Armed Forces and Police to take all necessary action to stop the killing, saying that ending the recent upsurge of attacks on communities by herdsmen reportedly armed with sophisticated weapons had become a priority on the government’s agenda for enhanced national security.

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Mr Solomon Arase said prolification of weapons had occured after the-Middle-East crisis

Acting on the President’s directive, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) and heads of other security agencies are already taking urgent steps to fully investigate the attacks, apprehend and bring the perpetrators to justice.

New Threat To Collective Security

The IGP, Mr Solomon Arase, the General Officer Commanding the 82nd Division of the Nigerian Army, and the Director of the Department of State Services in Enugu State have visited Ukapbi Nimbo to personally oversee investigations into the attack on the community and on-going efforts to apprehend the culprits.

President Buhari is also scheduled to meet with the Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, later on Wednesday to receive further briefing on the attack on the community and discuss additional measures to forestall similar attacks and restore public confidence.

He urged Nigerians to remain calm and assured them of his administration’s readiness to deploy all required personnel and resources to remove this new threat to the collective security of the nation.