Metro Northern Govs Agree on Strategy to End Herdsmen Killings

Armed Fulani herdsmen

Armed Fulani herdsmen

The order came as more killings of innocent people by herdsmen in the Guma and Logo Local Government Areas of Benue State were reported.

In a statement, the spokesmen of the forum, Mr. Yinka Odumakin, condemned the disgusting images of the wanton killings perpetrated by the herdsmen, who later addressed a press conference, to justify their action. The question is do we have Fulani president then?

Terve Akase, chief press secretary to the governor of Benue state, said the killings occurred between December 31, 2017 and January 6, 2018.

Even those who insist that things would have been worse under Buhari's predecessor would admit that they are merely indulging in speculation, like predicting the future which we all know is uncertain, if they have regard for intellectual honesty. "Why can't we ask ourselves, what is happening now?"

Nasarawa has also been at the receiving end of the similar attacks as has Taraba State in the north east. They have also accused Nigerian farmers of violent attacks in the last few years. There are now ten of them in the crisis areas.

"And it is just practice in other parts of the world, on African soil in Swaziland, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique nearly all African countries that rear cattle, they ranch, so why can't we do the same thing here". We had another situation in Enugu, so it is all over the place.

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The attack occurred on Monday at the camp of a Mobile policemen, Mopol 13, stationed at Awashuwa village.

According to him, the government is determined to get to the bottom of it and it will get done.

Reacting to the report, Terver Akase, media aide to the state governor, Samuel Ortom, said the government has never recruited armed militias since inception.

Governor Ortom had earlier on Sunday called for the arrest of the national leadership of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria.

Gov. Ortom said herdsmen groups have issued threats since the passage of the anti-grazing law.

He warned that when people who violated the law were allowed to go scot-free, it was an invitation to lawlessness. We are reaping, yet again, the consequences of such tolerance of the intolerable. "My message is clear and simple, no way for killer herdsmen in Ekiti!" he said in a tweet.

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