Benue Killings: Indigenes Resolve To Self-Defence
Indigenes of Benue state have resolved to defend themselves following what they say is the failure of the Nigerian government to protect their communities from invasion, attacks and killings by armed Fulani herdsmen.
Addressing newsmen in Abuja, the nation’s capital they described the violence and killings as nothing short of ethnic cleansing.
The Benue indigenes say attacks and killings in farming communities in their homes by armed Fulani herdsmen started on July 7, 2015 and for three years the bloodshed, maiming and destruction of property has not been brought to an end.
The Abuja-based advocacy group, community development coalition says for peace to be restored in Benue state, there should be a full implementation of the anti-open grazing law as well as heightened security presence.