A former governor of Ekiti state and current deputy national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in charge of the south, Segun Oni, has revealed the new dimension to the attacks by herdsmen and other gunmen in the country.
Oni, who expressed worry about the rising attacks on communities by gunmen, said the armed bandits were sponsored by rich men in the country who want to make Nigeria ungovernable under President Muhammadu Buhari.
“This personally worries me because these gunmen, who suddenly became so notorious invading villages and so on are people that have always been around.
“But my guess is that many of these are sponsored by people who have so much money and want to create instability.
“I believe that many of these have political motives and people who just wanted to trouble the government of the day, who don’t want peace becauN se they believe peace would not be what they would want to see,” he said in an interview with Vanguard.
The former governor who said Nigerians are lucky to have President Buhari at this time, added that it was expected that the citizens would demand the impossible, but that he was sure his party would do its best.
An attack by Fulani herders on farmers in Benue state, the latest violence over grazing rights in the region, has left one dead, one missing and two injured according to News24.
Benue state police spokesman Moses Yamu said the farmers were attacked early on Monday on their way to their farms near the border with Taraba state.