Former Nigeria Army Head of State, Normal Abdulsalami Abubakar, has cautioned state governors to observe their phrases when making statements on the rising disaster involving herdsmen in elements of the nation.
Abubakar, who can also be the Chairman of the Nationwide Peace Committee suggested governors to ensure there may be legislation and order of their states.
The previous head of state in his feedback forbade Nigeria to return to 1960 when the nation had issues that resulted in a civil battle.
Recall that herdsmen have continued to be bolder of their assaults on Nigerians from completely different elements of the nation, particularly the South-West, the place there may be rising apprehension over continued assault on harmless folks, majorly in rural communities.
Nonetheless, Abubakar, whereas showing on Come up Tv’s Morning Present, stated, “The governors have discovered themselves in a tough scenario. It’s their accountability to protect their states no matter who and who’s of their states.
“Ethnic disharmony is rearing itself everywhere. You can see the place the herders are being chased from a number of the elements of the Southern states and their cattle are being killed. Actually, there may be heightened stress within the nation.
“Some persons are additionally migrating from one a part of the nation again to their states the place they really feel safer. God forbid that is taking us again to 1960, the place we had an issue that resulted in a civil battle.
“That’s why I and the peace committee are calling for warning in order that we don’t return to that highway.”
He added, “They (Governors) should be sure there may be legislation and order of their states, and they need to watch their utterances as a result of what they are saying, folks will take it as an order.
“They as governors ought to concentrate on what they are saying; they shouldn’t say something that’ll be misinterpret that they’re combating people who find themselves not of their state origin.”