Vocal elder statesman, Alhaji Tanko Yakassai has warned all South-East Governors against resorting to self-help over the issue of killing and kidnapping by suspected herdsmen in the region.
Yakassai, who was reacting to the recent ban on the movement of cattle or their herders in the southeast, noted that every Nigerian is constitutionally empowered to practice his trade in any part of the country.
The elder statesman said the governors must be careful with their utterances in accordance with the law. Yakassai said:
“You cannot do anything outside what the constitution says. If you do, you are resorting to self help and that will not augur well for our country. Like I said earlier, there is no point banning cattle rearers from moving about with their herds.”