The Senate has called on the Federal Government, decrying the increasing cases of alleged herdsmen attacks on farming communities across the country.
The lawmakers urged the Buhari led administration to do all in its power, to curtail movement of cattle in the country as a way of checkmating criminals who disguise as herdsmen to perpetrate evil.
During a motion sponsored by Chukwuka Utazi, a PDP lawmaker from Enugu state titled, “the existential threat to the people of Uzo-Uwani LGA of Enugu State”, he asked security agencies to urgently fish out killers of one Nnamdi Ogueche by suspected herdsmen in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State.
He also requested the security agencies to look into the increasingly criminal activities of some suspected herdsmen, who had taken over the farmlands in Uzo-Uwani.
It was gathered that the late Mr Ogueche was shot at about 5p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, for condemning the violent take over of farmlands in Uzo-Uwani.
The deceased had earlier in the day, attended a meeting between herders and community members in Adaba village to discuss the unwholesome destruction of farmlands and crops by cattle, killing and raping of women by the herders.