The Federal Government has condemned calls from some South-East groups for herdsmen to leave their region following alleged attacks carried out by herdsmen in the region. Speaking to newsmen in Ebonyi May 1st, the Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, 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 Ibos are known globally to be peace loving and abhorrers of violence, as I enjoin them to maintain such virtue” he said