Hon. Chief Solomon Ahwinahwi, former House of Representatives member, Ughelli North, Ughelli South, Udu Federal Constituency on Sunday condemned Saturday’s attack on Ohorhor, Agadama, Avwon and other communities in Uwherun kingdom in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta state, describing it as most unfortunate and barbaric.
The outspoken ex-federal lawmaker in a statement, commiserated with the government and people of Uwherun kingdom “over this unfortunate ugly incident”.
He called on security agencies to unmask the perpetrators of the heinous attacks, so as to end current “dangerous generalisation” of Fulani herdsmen as responsible for the attacks
Nigeria cannot afford to graduate from Boko Haram insurgency to an unwarranted attack by unknown gunmen alleged to be Fulani herdsmen.
“The traditional Fulani nomads have coexisted peacefully with their host communities and have been grazing their cattle for decades all over Nigeria without any such attacks.
Ahwinahwi is therefore disturbed and seriously concerned with this recent development.
“It therefore calls upon the security agencies to do a thorough investigation into the identities of the suspected gunmen in order to stop this dangerous generalization of labelling certain tribe or people of certain faith as responsible for these attacks
“This will cause mistrust and likely incite people of different tribes and faith who have lived together peacefully for decades
Criminals hiding under whatever guise and committing heinous crimes against innocent people and the state should be treated as such and in accordance with the law,” he said.