The Minority Leader of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Akeem Bello has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to avert tribal war following the menace of Fulani herdsmen pervading the country.
Bello made this appeal in his office Alausa Ikeja, stating that the President needed to swift into action to prevent development capable of leading to retaliation by other tribes.
In the latest of their dastardly acts, the Fulani herdsmen were on Monday went rampage allegedly attacking villagers in Ukpabi Nimbo Community in Uzo-Uwani Local Government area of Enugu State.
Bello therefore spoke against the backdrop of the increasing attacks by Fulani herdsmen on farmers.
He said, “Northern leaders should advise Fulani herdsmen to stop all killings so that there would not be tribal war. It will get to a stage, if care is not taken, that these killings will lead to tribal war. We need to be careful and address it in good time.
“They should stop the killings, we should be our brother’s keeper. Why should we be killing innocent ones?” he queried.
According to him, there are Fulani living in the South, East and West, which the activities of the herdsmen can affect, saying the President should make a pronouncement to checkmate the activities of Fulani herdsmen.
He added that the President needed to call on law enforcement agencies to redouble efforts and spread their tentacles to all towns and villages to maintain law and order.
The lawmaker urged Nigerians to remain calm and pray against all killings in the country.
While commending the State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode over his effort at ensuring peace, Bello urged him to enhancing state security and his developmental programmes.