Enugu Massacre: South-east Senate Caucus Calls For Emergency South-east/south-south Summit
BEVERLY HILLS, April 28, (THEWILL) – The South-East Caucus in the Senate has warned of imminent danger and possible threat to the unity of the country if the Federal Government fails to urgently address the massacres carried out by the marauding Fulani herdsmen in Nimbo community in Uzo Uwani LGA of Enugu state.
Rising from an emergency meeting in Abuja, the Senators condemned the attack which left over 50 persons dead and hundreds displaced from their homes and called for a summit of Governors of South-east and South-south states, members of National and State Houses of Assembly, Socio-cultural associations, traditional rulers and major stakeholders immediately.
A statement signed by Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe and issued on Thursday explained that the proposed emergency summit is to review and evaluate the very scary situation and proffer a coordinated response that would ensure the security of lives and properties of their people.
The summit, the caucus said, has become urgently necessary against the background of the ominous silence and apparent indifference of the presidency over the killings in Enugu, some areas in Delta state and so many other zones in recent time even when there were obvious intelligence reports.
According to the caucus, “We can no longer sit and watch while our people are daily slaughtered like fowls without even attracting the cursory routine condemnation by the Presidency.
“We are even more appalled that despite the alarm raised by the Uzo Uwani Communities of an imminent attack by the Fulani herdsmen and the associated vague assurances by the Chairman of Fulani community in Enugu that such attack will not happen, yet the security agencies failed to prevent the attack that happened two days after the alarm.
“It is disheartening what is happening and somebody has to take responsibility. That somebody has to be the institution of the Presidency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”