1 May 2016
Senator Godswill Akpabio has spoken on the current tragedy of mass Killings of people by armed Fulani herdsmen. In his statement, he explained that if the mass killings are left unchecked, it could result in a civil war as this was how the Nigerian civil war started.
This is what he said:
“I send my heart-felt condolences to the families of the victims of the gruesome murder by herdsmen.
In solidarity with the families of those killed, I wore a black attire to the Senate plenary yesterday.
On the floor of the Senate, I reiterated that these attackers and killers are Nigerians and the statement that they are from Niger, Chad and Mali is baseless and political. Ninety-five percent of them are Nigerians.
I opined that this was how the Nigerian civil war began and it was not taken seriously. The activities of these killer herdsmen must be taken seriously to avoid untoward consequences.
Nigerians wherever they are must be protected and as a member of the parliament I will support any legislation that seeks to protect Nigerians.”
Author: Ekpeki Donald Pen Prince
Ekpeki Chovwe Donald styled the PenPrince is a writer and lawyer in equity. He has an unhealthy interest in wit, pun and poetry. When he’s not writing, he’s reading and when he’s not reading, he’s breathing. He breathes words.