Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the socio-cultural group in the South-East region has said people from the area also contributes to make the zone insecure.
The revelation was made known by Nnia Nwodo, the President-General of the group in a statement on Saturday.
Criminal activities ranging from kidnappings, killings, robbery among others has recently been on spike across the nation.
Before now, herdsmen were always accused as arrowheads of the insecurity bedeviling the country.
The president-general of the group in his statement explained that miscreants from the region were taking advantage of the alleged Fulani rampage in the area to commit atrocities.
“Assassinations, kidnapping and invasion of one or two holy places have been reported in the social and regular media,” Nwodo said.
“Worthy of note is the arrest of those responsible for the murder of two Catholic priests and the kidnap of a Traditional ruler. Useful confessions have been made. As we speak 1,700 forest guards are being recruited. New access roads are being constructed into desolate and hidden areas of our forests.
“Ohanaeze also notes that a few miscreants among us have exploited the Fulani rampage to engage in kidnapping and murder of innocent citizens.”
Nwodo also called on leaders from the region to work closely with security operatives to fish out those engaging in unlawful activities.
“We urge our traditional rulers, town unions and local vigilantes to fish them out and hand them over to law enforcement agencies,” he added.