Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has blamed desperate politicians for the attack by bandits across the country.
Umahi who doubles as chairman of southeast governors forum said this during a virtual meeting with five other governors.
He said the aim of the politicians who sponsor the bandits is to destabilize Nigeria.
“There are so many desperate politicians in all the political parties that are so desperate for power and they have aligned with some bandits in the southeast to destabilise the nation,” the Governor, who recently dumped the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the All Progressives Congress, APC, said.
He expressed worries over the killings and kidnappings going on in the South-East, adding that “the situation is being heightened by the activities of very desperate politicians, this time irrespective of party affiliations.”
He went on to address a viral video which claimed that Fulani herdsmen were being evicted from Ebonyi State.
“The Fulani settlement decided to move to Taraba State and retained some of the family members in Ebonyi State and of course, the man is still here.
“Politicians as we have intelligence gathering, went to put a voice and said it is the Igbos that are chasing away the herdsmen from Ebonyi State,” he said.
Umahi had earlier urged security operatives to fish out those behind the circulation of the fake video on social media.