Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Fulani Herdsmen: Save our Lives, Nigerians beg Buhari

Fulani Herdsmen: Save our
Lives, Nigerians beg Buhari


– Nigerians have urged President
Muhammadu Buhari to save their
lives from Fulani herdsmen who
continue to kill citizens
– Within the last 3 months,
thousands of Nigerians have been
killed by the herdsmen leaving
properties worth billions
destroyed
Nigerians have urged President Muhammadu
Buhari to save their lives from the continuous
killing of citizens of the country by Fulani
herdsmen.
Within the last 3 months, thousands of Nigerians
have been killed by the herdsmen leaving properties
worth billions destroyed.
A group, citizens of Idoma Land in Benue state,
who made the call in Abuja said: “The reason
for the concert is to bring to the fore
as we have done in the past few
months since the Agatu massacre to
keep it on the burner so that what is
required by government and
individuals are done. I can confirm to
you that Fulani herdsmen are still
occupying some villages that were
originally for the Agatu people,
particularly on the Nassarawa State
axis.”
Also speaking, another leader of the group, Moses
Paul said it was unfortunate that it took the state
governor almost seven weeks after the carnage to visit
Agatu.
“The killings have not even abated
yet, they have curtailed it. But there
are villages in Agatu, about four
villages that have been taken over
completely by Fulani herdsmen. In
less than 24 hours when the Enugu
carnage happened, which was less
than 10 percent of what happened in
Agatu, the Governor of the state was
there and even the Inspector General
of Polce, IGP, that is what I called
pro-activeness,” he said.



The group also attacked the IGP for not coming
to Agatu. “Even the IGP has never
been to Agatu, he only stopped in
Makurdi. So, we are doing it in Abuja
because the President lives in Abuja,
the IGP lives in Abuja, all the people
that can do what they need to do, live
in Abuja.”
Meanwhile, the Ekiti state governor has declared
war on herdsmen in the state.
Speaking yesterday, May 23 when he paid a
courtesy visit to the families of dead, Fayose who
promise to raise N2,5 million for the families of
the dead also said he would raise N2.5 million for
local hunters to defend the communities against the
herdsmen.