Militants Gives Fulani Herdsmen 14-Days Ultimatum To Quit Region

By Kenneth Orusi, The Nigerian voice,Asaba

Just as the All Progressives Congress (APC) federal government led by President Mohammadu Buhari is yet to recover from the new militia group, Niger Delta Avengers, another group known as Concerned Militant Leaders (CML), from the Niger Delta region has given the dreaded Fulani herdsmen two weeks ultimatum to vacate the South-East and the South-South.

The warning followed recent attacks by the herdsmen on farmers and villagers in both regions leaving scores dead and many others wounded.

In a statement by its spokesman, General Ben in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, the group admonished the Federal Government to tell Nigerians who Fulani herdsmen were, threatening that the rate of killings and kidnapping of the so-called ‘herdsmen’ would be unprecedented, the group threatened.

According to the warning which begun counting since May 3rd, Ben said, “After two weeks, starting from today, Tuesday, May 3rd, we are going to search for Fulani herdsmen. Since the Federal Government cannot tell us who they are up till now, we are going to look for them”.

“The Fulani herdsmen have indirectly challenged us, asking us what we can do. But, we promise them that we will not allow them to go without taking revenge. It is an insult and we will give them back.”

The militants while describing the attacks as provocative and challenging, vowed to retaliate if the herdsmen remain in the region two weeks after the ultimatum.