Chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ,Chief Sunny Onuesoke ,has described the activities of herdsmen as a bigger threat to unity of Nigeria than Boko Haram and Niger-Delta militants.
He said if not that Nigerians have really developed, the stories of alleged herdsmen slaughtering people in the Middle Belt,South-South, South East and South-West regions would have led to civil war which would have threatened the unity of the country
Onuesoke, while speaking to newsmen in Asaba, Delta State after the release of Chief Eddie Onos Sowhre, a member of the Delta State Elders and Peace Committee abducted by suspected herdsmen, appealed to government to find solution to the activities of the herdsmen, adding that their activities were becoming more disturbing compared to those of Boko Haram and Niger Delta militants.
He argued the herdsmen were deadlier because no one knows their mission, while Nigerians know the mission of Boko Haram and the Niger Delta militants .
He said the language the herdsmen understand is to raid farms , kidnap, rob and kill people.
Describing their claim of looking for grazing land as false, Onuesoke, who said the Fulanis are peace loving people, however said the herdsmen ravaging the communities were criminals operating under the disguise of herdsmen.