Herdsmen Killings: What Buhari Govt Should Do – Ogonis

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The people of Ogoni in Rivers state has urged the Buhari government to urgently stop further attacks by killer herdsmen.

The said Nigerians were being pushed to the edge on a daily basis and that government may not be able to handle reprisals across the country.

This is contained in a communique issued by Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) on Wednesday.

Fegalo Nsuke, MOSOP Publicity Secretary, said the Steering Committee of the body met yesterday and deliberated on some crucial issues affecting the people.

He noted that top on the agenda was the attack on the people of Okpaku in Eleme local government area by herders where at least one person was confirmed to have

been stabbed with a knife and hospitalized.

“MOSOP strongly condemned the breakdown of law and order following the attack on the Ogoni community”, the statement read in part.

“MOSOP called on the Rivers State commissioner of Police to regulate the activities of herders and swiftly provide security for local people in the area who could

be victims of further attacks as had been recorded in parts of the country.

“The Steering Committee also noted that MOSOP has not and had never endorsed any oil firm to operate the Ogoni oilfields. Steering Committee held that any form of

oil production in Ogoni was not acceptable at this time.

“The Steering Committee also approved the convening of the first quarter congress of the Ogoni people to be held before the end of March 2018.”

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