The leader of Fulani in South East and chieftain of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, Gidado Siddiki, has condemned the vicious attack on farmers and rural dwellers in Mgbuji community in Ehamufu, Isi-Uzo Local Government Area of Enugu State.
The attack which left over nine persons dead was reportedly perpetrated by suspected herders who have on several occasions maimed farmers and local security operatives in the area.
In a statement on Sunday, Siddiki, who condoled with the state government and the victims of the attack revealed that the assailants were criminals who disguised as herders to commit all manner of crimes.
Part of the statement reads: "Again our hearts bleed.
"Our hearts bleed over the most bastardly attack and murder of innocent men and women at Mgbuji community Isi-Uzo LGA of Enugu.
"The incident was reported on Thursday, 24/11/2022 that some marauding killers under the guise of herdsmen invaded Mgbuji community murdering about 9 persons according to the security statistics. It is most condemnable and highly regretted.
"Again our society aches as a result of the activities of criminals who care less about the value of human life.
"It is painful that the security apparatuses of the government have not been able to contain the excesses of these men of the underworld who have continued to diminish the value of life in our society.
"I hereby most passionately condole the Executive Governor of Enugu State, the Executive Chairman of Isuzo LGA, the relatives of the deceased persons and the good people of Enugu State on this very painful and irreparable loss.
"I once more call on the government to rise to the occasion and provide adequate security for the citizens of Nigeria across the length and breadth of the country.
"I maintain that crime, in whatever form of its perpetration, is anti-society. Criminals of any guise cause pains to society and should therefore be properly identified and made to face the full wrath of the law.
"While we mourn the sudden departure of our brothers and sisters, we are very hopeful that this occasion will agitate the government sufficiently to respond to the challenge of criminality amongst us.
"Please let all of us be duly consoled. May God receive the souls of His dutiful servants in Paradise," he said.
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