Ben Ezechime, Enugu
Alh. Gidado Siddiki, a chieftain of South-East Zone of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association of Nigeria has decried the attack and murder of innocent men and women at Mgbuji community Isuzo LGA of Enugu State.
He said this in a statement made available to Ikengaonline in Enugu at the weekend in reaction to the killing of 13 farmers in Mgbuji by suspected herdsmen.
“Again our hearts bleed; our hearts bleed over the most dastardly attack and murder of innocent men and women at Mgbuji community Isuzo LGA of Enugu.
“The incident was reported on Thursday, 24/11/2022 that some marauding killers under the guise of herdsmen invaded Mgbuji community murdering about 9 persons according to the security statistics.
“It is most condemnable and highly regretted,” he said.
Sidiki said that, the group was pained by the high level of criminality in the state.
“Again our society aches as a result of the activities of criminals who care less about the value of human life.
“It is painful that the security apparatuses of the government have not been able to contain the excesses of these men of the underworld who have continued to diminish the value of life in our society.
“I hereby most passionately condole with the Executive Governor of Enugu State, the Executive Chairman of Isuzo LGA, the relatives of the deceased persons and the good people of Enugu State on this very painful and irreparable loss,” he said.
He tasked the Government on need to apprehend the perpetrators of the dastardly act and bring them to book.
“I once more call on the Government to rise to the occasion and provide adequate security for the citizens of Nigeria across the length and breadth of the country.
“I maintain that crime, in whatever form of its perpetration, is anti-society.
“Criminals of any guise cause pains to society and should therefore be properly identified and made to face the full wrath of the law.
“While we mourn the sudden departure of our brothers and sisters, we are very hopeful that this occasion will agitate the government sufficiently to respond to the challenge of criminality amongst us,” he said.