Former minister of Steel, Wantaregh Paul Unongo, has stated that Nigeria will no longer exist if the killings of citizens by Fulani herders continue.
The elder statement decried the continued killings in Benue State and other parts of the country.
Unongo warned that Nigeria was gradually sliding into a no-state.
The former chairman of the Northern Elders Forum, NEF, was reacting to last Sunday’s attack on Kwande, his local government area, by suspected herdsmen which left eight persons dead, many injured with several property destroyed.
He spoke yesterday shortly after leading his kinsmen from Kwande to a meeting with Governor Samuel Ortom in Makurdi, urging the Federal Government to stand up to its responsibility by ending the bloodbath in the country.
Unongo said, “My reaction to this latest killings is like I do in all killings anywhere in the world, they shouldn’t have happened.
“I am calling on the Federal Government to do the needful by taking effective action to contain all killings.
“The primary responsibility of the President and the government is not just the enthronement of law and order, it is also the protection of lives and property of the people and citizens of that country.
“If we cannot stay in our homes anymore, there would be no Nigeria. It is a fact.
“I pray that as journalists you all will tell the government that these killings have to stop. Government must suppress the killings because it is not doing anybody any good.”