“Foreigners, not Fulani, invading Nigeria, responsible for killings” – Abia governor

The Abia State governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has said that people from outside the country, not Fulani herdsmen are responsible for killings in Nigeria.

This was stated by the governor while speaking with journalists in Abuja on Thursday during a television programme.

Ikpeazu said instead of investing in arms and ammunition, the Federal Government should spend more money on intelligence.

He said intelligence would enable the government know that Fulani herdsmen are not responsible for killings, but that the country is being infiltrated by people from other countries.

The governor noted that the enemies of the country need to be defined as it would help in fighting insecurity.

“Why is it difficult for us to know that this country is being infiltrated? There’s nothing like Fulani herdsmen, we have people from outside Nigeria, from Chad, from Mali, from all these countries invading us. It is not Nigerians killing Nigerians.

“This country is being seriously infiltrated and we are not spending money on immigration. We’re not manning our borders. So if we send policemen to go out there and look for ten criminals, whereas we have opened flags for 200 criminals to come, how are they going to do it?

“We can’t continue to fight this battle unless we define the true sense of the word, the enemies of this country. We should stop flipping the dictionary to find words, Fulani herdsmen, bandits, IPOB. We are looking for names. Anybody who goes to abduct our children, abduct a clergyman, abducts a traditional ruler, burns a police station, is an enemy of State”, he emphasised.

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