Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, former governor of Abia state, has disclosed that prominent Nigerians who are against the anti-corruption war of the federal government, are the major sponsors of the killer herdsmen, Daily Trust reports.
Kalu made his comments at his country home, Igbere, during the launch of free interest loans to Abians in Abia-north Senatorial District, by the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie Oyegun.
Voice of Ndigbo gathers that the ex-governor, who made his comments following the recent killings by the herdsmen in certain parts of the country, including Benue state, said that the perpetrators of such dastardly acts were mostly returnees from Niger Republic who infiltrated the people and pretended to be Fulani herders.
He also sympathized with the families of the deceased individuals from the Benue and Taraba attacks.
Kalu further disclosed that he was never in good terms with some rich individuals who were busy milking Abia, when he was governor of the South-east state.
The free interest loan scheme is being executed in partnership with the Orji Uzor Kalu foundation.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, to relocate to Benue state following the killings of persons in Guma and Logo local government areas of the state by herdsmen.
The police spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood, stated that the presidential directive specifically mandated the IGP to as a matter of urgency, restore law and order, prevent further loss of lives and forestall the crisis from escalating and spreading in the state.