Benue Killings: Herdsmen Kill Two Policemen, Injure One


Chief Ayo Adebanjo, an Afenifere chieftain has weighed in on the recent killings by Fulani Herdsmen in Benue state, stating that the president is "Confused" and "should be ashamed of himself".

The Federal Government, security agencies and states affected by violent clashes between herdsmen and farmers have devised strategies to check the menace.

This was in addition to another crisis resolution meeting called by the Minister of Interior, Lt.

"One thing that is central is that we have agreed that killing in any form is not allowed; security men must apprehend and prosecute those responsible".

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In a statement, the Nigerian leader said he was prepared to permit every possible step that can lead to the stoppage of the killings.

He urged Nigerians to see it as a national challenge that demanded the efforts of all to be checked.

An invasion of Guma and Logo Local Government Areas of Benue State during the new year by suspected armed Fulani herdsmen left at least 57 people dead.

"We are talking of cattle colonies, not ranches, so to speak, where we will provide water, grass, training for herdsmen, cattle breeding and insemination".

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"They were slaughtered like goats".

"This is meant to provide security for herdsmen and farmers".

One of the things I remember him tell me was that the only people who came close to making Nigeria a great country where everything works was the Buhari/Idiagbon regime as they paid back nearly all of Nigeria's foreign debt and those of us who were living in Lagos then, came very close to having 24-hours uninterrupted power supply daily.

"So, the herdsmen too are protected and people are already buying into this ranching business already established by the law in Benue state".

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The governor also said Buhari had been carrying out some investigations to know the next line of action to take on the situation. General Abdulrahman Dambazau. The meeting was attended by IGP Idris and governors of Benue, Nasarawa, Plateau, Adamawa, Kaduna and Taraba States.