A chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta State, Chief Sunny Onuesoke, has advised governors in the northern part of the country to protect Nigeria’s border in their various states against the incursion of Senegalese and Mali herdsmen who have reportedly wreaked havoc in Nigeria.
Onuesoke, who gave the advice in Abuja while reacting to the northern governors’ claim that Fulani herdsmen from Senegal and Mali were behind the killings in their states argued that they should execute their mandate as chief security officers of their various states by monitoring and preventing herdsmen from the two countries from entering Nigeria instead of making it a public affair.
The PDP chieftain who doubted the claim of the governors, wondered how they wanted Nigerians to believe that Senegalese and Mali herdsmen would travel 3,000 miles to attack Nigerians in their country.
“Isn’t this silly for anyone to even imagine it. I wonder how these governors want us to believe this story. It is the same card they played when Boko Haram was breeding.”
We were told that they were not Nigerians. Now Fulani herdsmen are not Nigerians. These guys must be imagining that Nigerians are kids. This time, they, got it wrong again”, he stated.
“Thank God that the governors admitted that the massacres are done by herdsmen. I cannot imagine that they are strangers from other countries and none of them has been arrested and prosecuted. Which country in the world will allow Nigerian immigrants to be raiding and killing their citizens and all they will do is to open one nameless register? What is the duty of the Nigerian military whose sole responsibility is to protect the nation’s territory from enemies both foreign and domestic”.
The PDP chieftain lamented that it is unfortunate that our leaders are playing politics with everything including the lives of those they seek to govern, adding that the statement credited to the northern governors showed the highest level of insensitivity on the part of the people they are angling to govern and an indictment on security agents.”