Jonah Jang, former Governor of Plateau State and Senator representing Plateau North has urged the Federal Government to prosecute killer herdsmen.
The Senator gave the call while insisting that the killer herdsmen are not Nigerians.
Addressing journalists in Jos, the state capital, the lawmaker noted that the Federal Government should tell Nigerians how these killer herdsmen crossed into Nigeria.
Jang also urged the government not to get involved in the cattle colonies it was proposing to stem the carnage between farmers and herdsmen saying, “Cattle business is private business.”
According to Jang, “Federal government need to take more proactive and drastic actions against herdsmen who are carrying firearms, killing people. To my understanding, those herdsmen carrying firearms and killing people are not Nigerians, they should be shown the way out of the country. The federal government must answer this question: how do this killer herdsmen gain access into Nigerian territory? Someone should be held responsible for this.”
“I was confronted with herdsmen attacks for eight years as governor of Plateau State. State governors should be given powers in their respective states to prosecute criminals, not just herdsmen. During my regime as governor, some of the criminals were arrested, taken to Abuja, and they disappeared in the thin air. Till date, none of them was prosecuted.”