Former Governor of Abia state, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, has disclosed that Fulani herders are not to blame for the recent killings in some parts of the country.
The former governor said that 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.
Kalu made this known in his country home, Igbere, during the launch of free interest loan to Abians in Abia North Senatorial District.
He said these killer herders were mostly sponsored by politicians who were aggrieved because the President blocked the various channels by which the countryβs 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 nationβs resources.