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Idoma People Urge Buhari To End Fulani Killings In Benue

Posted: Feb 26, 2016 at 5:32 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)
Francis Onoiribholo, Benin
Following the last week massacre of over 300 indigenes of Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State by suspected Fulani herdsmen, indigenes of the areas residing in Benin City, Edo State, have called on the federal government to urgently deploy troops to Okokolo, Akwu, Ocholonya, Adagbo, Ugboku and Aila, where properties and farm produce worth millions of naira were destroyed by the invading herdsmen.
Addressing newsmen in Benin City on Friday, Dr. Enoch Malachi, an indigene of the affected local government council, said government must take immediate action to end the senseless and wanton killings by Fulani herdsmen.
“The federal government must take drastic action now in order to bring peace to Agatu Local Government Area. I don’t know why Fulani herdsmen have become militants. Our people are peace-loving and we have accommodated the Fulanis for years and today they have turned against us.
“We are calling on the federal government to immediately draft a battalion of soldiers to these communities, if not, our people may be completely wiped out by these well-armed herdsmen,” he said.