The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has cautioned fellow Igbo people, especially the youths in the South East not to take law into their hands by molesting the Fulani herdsmen in their midst.
Ogbonnaya Onu, who spoke today, n Sunday at Uburu, Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi, said that the for the herdsmen to leave South East, with an ultimatum. This is even as he said that President Muhammadu Buhari has directed relevant agencies to take appropriate actions in halting the killings by suspected herdsmen.
The minister, who addressed news men on the outcome of the All Progressives Congress (APC), South-East stakeholders meeting said: “this situation is not pleasing to anybody but the Federal Government is desirous to achieve a peaceful, strong and united nation.
“The government appeals to south-easterners especially youths, not to take laws into their hands as a result of the development.
“The people should exercise patience, as the president has categorically condemned the herdsmen’s actions and directed that no effort should be spared in checking the situation.
“The Igbos are known globally to be peace loving and abhorrers of violence, as I enjoin them to maintain such virtue.”