The former Abia State governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, has said that Fulani herders are not responsible for the recent killings in parts of the country.
According to him, prominent Nigerians who are against the anti-corruption war of the Federal Government are the major sponsors of the alleged killer herdsmen.
Kalu who stated this while sympathizing with the victims and families of those who were killed in Taraba and Benue States, said perpetrators were mostly returnees from Niger Republic who infiltrated the people and pretended to be Fulani herders.
He said these killer herders were mostly sponsored by politicians who were aggrieved because the President blocked the various channels by which the country’s resources were being siphoned.
Kalu said when he was the governor of Abia State, he was never in good terms with some rich individuals who were busy milking the state.
He added there was trouble around the country now because President Muhammadu Buhari had ended the old ways of handling the nation’s resources.
Kalu spoke in his country home, Igbere, during the launch of free interest loan to Abians in Abia North Senatorial District by the National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie Oyegun, said the free-interest loan to Abians, which is in conjunction with Orji Uzor Kalu foundation, would benefit 15 people to start with.