Following the recent clashes in Benue state that left several persons dead, indigenes of Benue state, particularly from the IDOMA, AGATU and TIV speaking ethnic groups took to the streets of ABUJA, to protest the recent killings in AGATU local government area of the STATE, by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
They said the continuous silence of the federal and Benue State governments over the incidents was becoming unbearable.
The protesters took their demands to the headquarters of the national emergency management agency, NEMA the federal ministry of justice and the national assembly.
Addressing the protesters, NEMA’S director of search and rescue, Air VICE AIR MARSHAL CHARLES OTEGBADE urged them to remain calm as government will arrest the situation, while the senate deputy majority leader; Senator BALA NA’ALLAH assured them of the national assembly’s intervention
These kinds of killings in rural communities around the country by suspected Fulani herdsmen have assumed a frightening and disturbing dimension.
There is still no clear cut plan on how the government plans to bring the perpetrators to justice.
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