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Herdsmen killings in Benue is terrorism, ethnic-cleansing – Fayose

…Calls on FG to end herdsmen’s menace

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state has called on the Federal
Government to put a permanent stop to the killings in Benue State by
herdsmen, saying “what is happening in Benue and other middle-belt
States is more than a strive between herdsmen and local farmers, it
has gotten to the level of terrorism and ethnic cleansing.

“Just now, we heard the news of the herdsmen attacking the camp of
Mobile policemen, Mopol 13 in Benue, killing two officers by slitting
their throats. Do you call people who could invade the camp of mobile
policemen in a guerilla manner and overpower armed Mopol mere Fulani
herdsmen?”

Governor Fayose, who sympathised with the government and people of
Benue State for the murder of 59 people last week, said President
Muhammadu Buhari must take decisive steps to sop what he described as
an attempt to wipe the Agatu and Tiv people of Benue state off the
face of the earth.

According to a statement on Tuesday, by his Special Assistant on
Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose
also berated the likes of former President Olusegun Obasanjo for
keeping silent on while thousands of Nigerians were being killed by
herdsmen.

He said; “Nigerians are gradually beginning to see these killings as a
case of hand of Esau, voice of Jacob. It is man inhumanity to man,
clear cruelty and unacceptable.”

The governor, who said all men of god conscience in the country should
rise in condemnation of the nonchalant attitude of the federal
government on the herdsmen criminal activities, added that; “What is
happening in Benue and other States in the North-central is an issue
that the President Buhari must have to take decisive steps. We never
had killings like these under previous administrations. It is one
killing too many!”

Governor Fayose said no one can deny the fact that the Fulani herdsmen
have become a nightmare to Nigerians.

He said; “On the Global Terrorism Index, Fulani militant group
(herdsmen) operating in Nigeria and parts of the Central African
Republic is the fourth deadliest known terrorist group.

“A group declared as the fourth deadliest terrorist group in the world
as far back as 2015 cannot be handled with levity by the federal
government as being done presently and the earlier President Buhari is
made to realize that his main duty is protect the lives of all
Nigerians, the better.

“Most importantly, the silence of the people does not amount to their
inability to defend themselves. And it should be known to the powers
that be that everybody in Nigeria has rights to life.

“Taking lives cheaply and brazenly as being done by the herdsmen is
the height of evil which no responsible government should allow. The
federal government must have to take decisive steps to end this pogrom
and stop playing to the gallery.

“As it is, police do not have capacity to handle the situation in
Benue and we will not be surprised if the herdsmen begin to move from
one state to the other to cause further havoc because they are getting
away with murder daily. Therefore, the federal government needs to do
more; otherwise, Nigerians will begin to see the herdsmen as the APC
hit group.”

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  1. Ezekiel Okeke 9th January 2018 at 7:23 pm

    The leader of the terrorists is the man who call himself sultan. The days of Fulani criminal terrorists are over in this territory of the natives which must be accomplished in the ongoing Revolution War of the natives. It is Political War- the Sword is the only answer God Is With Us!!!

  2. patrick Nnanna 9th January 2018 at 11:20 pm

    Governor Fayose God will continue to protect you,he will continue to give you wisdom and strength etc.You are a man among men.You are more popular than Nigerian president in entire africa even beyond Africa people are talking about you.Continue and God will continue with you. You are not alone we are with you in prayer.

    I crown you Fayose ‘the great’.
    Governor Ortom went to Abuja to beg Buhari for assistance in protecting Benuenans when he has the power in his hand to protect his people,but because of fear,illitracy and ignorance among others he don’t know what to do than going to Abuja to meet the man who is part of the killings going on in Nigerian Nation.It’s a pity.
    Military and police headquaters has been deployed to Benue after the rain of blood .There is going to be another rain of blood in plateu state before or by April,after the incidence the military and police headquaters
    will be drafted there. Fools in command.

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