Ignore NEF's North return,South-West govs tell herdsmen

The South - West Governors ’ Forum has asked Fulani herdsmen in the South to ignore the call for them to return to the North .

The NEF Chairman , Prof Ango Abdullahi , in a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday said the call for Fulani herdsmen to return to the North was borne out of the alleged realisation that their lives had allegedly been put at risk due to the recent actions and utterances of southern governors .

However , South - West governors on Friday described the call as “ unpatriotic ” .

In a statement by the Chairman of the forum and Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, the governors asked the herdsmen to remain in the region .

The statement said the six South - West governors were already making efforts to provide adequate security for everyone in the region.

The statement read, “We call on all persons of Fulani extraction , and indeed all Nigerians from other parts of the country , resident in the South - West to discountenance the unpatriotic outburst of the NEF and other self - serving group of opportunists.

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