Ripples Nigeria - Senators from the Northern part of the country say that if herdsmen are told to leave a part of the country, then there would not be no country called Nigeria.
The senators under the aegis of Northern Senators stated that for some time now, a number of crimes like armed invasion of communities, killings and kidnappings have been attributed to such herdsmen, when in fact they were not responsible for them.
Rising from a meeting in Abuja on Wednesday, the northern senators in a communiqué, said that “This thing has been going on in virtually all parts of the country today. If we now say that everybody should rise and say herdsmen should leave, we will not have a country.”
Senator Abdullahi Adamu (APC, Nasarawa West), who read out the communiqué to newsmen, also warned governors, leaders and community heads in the country to desist from making what they said were inflammatory statements that could further overheat the polity.
He said, “In recent times, it started with the West when elder statesman, Chief Olu Falae, had some very nasty experience. It was attributed at the time to Fulani herdsmen. At the end, those people were apprehended and they were not Fulanis.”
According to him, they would work assiduously with President Muhammadu Buhari, to enact laws and amend existing ones to bring about even development to all sections of the country.