The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), South Africa chapter, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure tight border control to check the influx of herdsmen into the country.
The Chairman, Mr Ekos Akpokabayen, told newsmen in Johannesburg, South Africa, that the chapter was worried about the incessant killings and wanton destructions of property, particularly by the herdsmen.
He suggested that the military should be used to defend the nation’s borders against external militia and terrorist groups.
Akpokabayen urged the Federal Government to arrest and prosecute the Fulani herdsmen behind the killings and destruction of property in some parts of the country, adding that in the past, Nigerians co-existed with herdsmen in various communities.
His words: “The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) South Africa chapter is deeply concerned about the incessant killings and destruction of property in the country by the Fulani herdsmen.
“We pray for a peaceful co-existence in Nigeria. All over the world, peace, love, truth, sincerity, and transparency remain the panacea for progress and prosperity of a nation.
“The Nigerian elite should start asking questions now, a situation where human lives are being taken without any more regards to the sacredness of life itself must be stopped forthwith.
“The government in power should measure up fast in containing this ugly menace, especially now that it is rapidly spreading to every part of the country.
“I pray Mr President to rise up to the occasion to restore the trust and dignity of the larger Nigerian citizens who have been subjected to living in fear in their own ancestral homes.”
“Let it end now; fish out these people and get them to pay for all their atrocious acts against our people and tighten up our very porous borders with immediate effect.
“Get the military to defend our territorial integrity as they are saddled to do by the laws of our land, we are now a besieged nation by external militia/terrorist groups,’’ he said.