Benue youths protest killing of kinsmen



    Benue: Protesting residents battle police in Makurdi

    By Bridget Ikyado

    Residents in Makurdi have trooped out of their 1000’s to protest towards the January 2, herdsmen’s assault on farmers during which 20 folks had been killed.

    The protesters are calling on the presidency to deliver the culprits to e-book.

    The protesters carried placards with inscriptions reminiscent of “Presidential Intervention needed”, “Why value cows to Humans”, and “Stop this incessant blood bath”.

    Benue: Police placate protesting youths in Makurdi

    Some of them chanted, “We will not vote for the present administration again both the State and Federal level if this crises don’t stop”.

    The News Agency of Nigeria( NAN) reviews that the protests concerned largely youths who barricaded main roads main out and in of Makurdi, the state capital.

    The youth have vowed to not go away the streets till the presidency spoke on the killings.

    They had been additionally asking authorities to intervene within the sequence of different assaults on some rural communities by armed herdsmen.

    Mr Terhemen Anum, advised NAN on Wednesday that residents of Guma and Logo native authorities areas have but to decided variety of peasant farmers, girls, youngsters and the aged inclusive that had been killed.

    Also Mrs Ruth Agba stated the killing of Benue farmers, and destruction to their houses and farms was not completely different from Boko Haram actions within the northeast.

    Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue advised journalists on Tuesday that 20 folks had been killed within the mayhem.

    Benue: Youth in protest killing of kinsmen

    Ortom referred to as on the Federal Government to wade into the matter in order to avert additional destruction of lives and property.

    Meanwhile, the Police in Benue has confirmed the arrest of eight herdsmen in connection of the New Year Day’s assaults in Guma and Logo Local Governments.

    The Police Public Relations Officer within the state, Mr. Moses Yamu, stated on Wednesday in Makurdi, “eight herdsmen, six in Guma and two in Logo, have been arrested in connection with the attacks”.

    He added that the command had made further deployments to the troubled space to forestall additional prevalence and restore confidence of the folks.

    Yamu harassed the state of affairs within the two native authorities areas had been introduced below management whereas investigation was on-going.