The Abia State government has joined the voices of Nigerians blasting the Department Of State Security (DSS) for alleging that members of Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), a non-violent group clamoring for the declaration of the Republic Of Biafra, had killed 5 Fulani herdsmen and dumped them in shallow graves in Abia State.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu on a statement released on Sunday said:
“The DSS in Abuja and some sections of the media could not confirm from their men on ground before going to the public. “I just spoke to the state Director of DSS and he denied knowledge of any such development.
He expressed worry that the DSS’ action could spark off ethnic tensions across the country if not properly managed by all stakeholders and warned that Fulani herdsmen’s notoriety has become a major concern towards the security of the country, having been named the fourth most dangerous terrorist group in the world apart from Boko Haram, ISIS, Al Qaeda in a 2015 research.
“The menace and nuisance of cattle rearers has become a major security challenge in Nigeria. We won’t allow what is happening in Agatu and other parts of the North to happen here.”