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Finally, REPS make final push, urge FG to declare killer Fulani herdsmen as terrorists

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A member of the Nigerian House of Representatives, Istifanus Gyang, representing Barkin Ladi/Riyom Federal Constituency under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, has urged the Federal Government to classify killer Fulani herders as terrorists like the Boko Haram members and insurgents.
He disclosed this while fielding questions from an interview with The Punch in Jos, Plateau State. 
Reacting to the statement credited to the Plateau Patriotic Youth Movement, to desist from petty politics and face legislative business 
 for which he was elected by moving a motion on the floor of the House condemning the fracas between soldiers attached to the Joint Military Task Force where he accused soldiers of sexual harassment and deliberate shooting. 

While reacting Gyang said, “Anyone or persons saying that the attacks and killings in my constituency are a basis for partisanship and politicking must either be insane or is simply being insensitive to the bloodbath that has been witnessed all this while.
“I take exception to such unfortunate insinuations. We must not trivialise issues that have to do with the lives of a people that are being hunted and killed as men hunting wild game. It is indeed sad and very unfortunate.
“Today, one quarter of Barkin Ladi LG and one third of Riyom LG are under occupation by the very persons that were welcomed and accommodated by their Berom hosts. The narrative that the attacks are simply conflicts between farmers and herdsmen is no longer tenable.
“The truth is that there is a quest by the herdsmen to forcefully acquire land and territory for occupation. Under this unfortunate development, the Nigerian state and government, which have the constitutional responsibility of protecting citizens from aggression have left the victims at the mercy of the marauding herdsmen. These attacks have to be profiled and classified as acts of insurgency and treated with the same response as Boko Haram has been handled.”

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