The Federal Government has condemned calls by some individuals and groups in the south-east geo political zone for herdsmen to leave the region.
Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology, made the condemnation on Sunday at Uburu, Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi. He was addressing newsmen on the outcome of the All Progressives Congress (APC) South-East stakeholders meeting.
According to him, the call is uncalled for, as President Muhammadu Buhari has directed relevant agencies to take appropriate actions in halting the killings by suspected herdsmen.
“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”