Following the incessant killing of Nigerians especially in the South and North Central region by armed herdsmen, the Civil Liberties Organization (CLO) in a statement on Wednesday 31 August 2016, berated the Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari - a cattle owner of Fulani origin from Katsina State, accusing him of sponsoring the attacks by his brothers by maintaining a deafening silence over the attacks.
CLO governor Danjuma Gambo in a statement released on Wednesday 31 August 2016, said:
"The development that a herdsman was arrested by Police last Monday is not the first. Exactly four months ago, the same Fulani herdsmen attacked Nimbo, killing about 13 persons. This is apart from burning of houses,raping of women and children and destruction of farmlands.
"The five suspects arrested in the Nimbo massacre made confessional statements to the killings in Nimbo. Will the investigation take eternity when the same police said the suspects have made confessional statements? The Inspector General of Police should account for the five suspects and tell us where they are four months after the investigation.
"Police in Enugu must tell us how the suspect got the sophisticated AK-47 rifle and also prosecute him to bring closure to these cases. Justice should be seen to be done.
"Buhari has never condemned herdsmen activities and his body language suggests that he sponsors their activities."