Help our IDPs return home – Benue stakeholders beg security agencies

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Help our IDPs return home – Benue stakeholders beg security agencies

Benue stakeholders under the auspices of Socio-cultural Organisations and Local Government Chairmen have appealed to security agencies to sustain operations in areas affected by herdsmen , to enable Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs return to their homes.

The stakeholders made the appeal on Monday in during a press conference, which text was read by the Chairman, Ukum Local Government Area, Stevie Ayua.

They lamented that the continued stay of thousands of farmers in IDP camps is causing hunger and poverty in the land while the future of children in the camps remains bleak.

The group called for the deployment of special forces to man entry points into Benue including Awe, Keana and Doma LGA in , Mbakyol and Tyulugh from Jonwata on the Cameroon border as well as Moon, Yaav, Kashinbila and Takun in Taraba State.

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According to the press statement, the recent claim by herdsmen that 1,500 of their cows were killed in Benue was not true as there is no evidence in any part of the state to suggest that such a number of cows were killed.

The stakeholders said herdsmen armed with AK 47 now IDP camps where people seek refuge, and displace again as witnessed at Abagena camp where seven IDPs were killed earlier this .

They also refuted claims that Benue people rustle cattle as a reason for by the herdsmen, saying findings revealed that Fulani who know the language of their cattle and the cattle listen to them, each other’s cows for sale and turn round to blame Benue people, particularly members of Livestock Guards for the .

“Another false narrative being peddled by Fulani herders is that the Livestock Guards often go beyond the Benue State boundary to impound their cows and also effect the arrest of their members. Nothing can be further from the truth. The false claim by the herders is a ploy to justify their on members of the Livestock Guards. In the last one year, Fulani herdsmen have increased their violent assault on members of the Livestock Guards in a bid to discourage them from carrying out their duty”, they stated.

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The stakeholders described as inhuman, the November 13th, 2021 on mourners in Mbayatyo, Mbater Council Ward of Logo Local Government Area during a wake where many were killed.

While appealing for quick security action against the herdsmen, the stakeholders said for over seven years, by herdsmen have led to the killing of hundreds and destruction of property worth billions in Benue, stressing that 21 out of 23 have been affected. is a News, job, vacancy, opportunity blog. We share daily updates on available Jobs, vacancies, local and international scholarships, Government/international organization loans and grants, together with daily devotionals.

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