#BenueUnderAttack: Omokri advises Benue on what to do to curb daily attacks
Former presidential aide and activist Reno Omokri has stated that the only thing that can stop the incessant attacks in Benue state is for the state to get its own Sunday Igboho.
He stated this on his official Twitter account on Friday.
He said “Except Benue gets their own Sunday Igboho, these almost daily attacks that have characterised #BenueUnderAttack will continue to happen. If Benue people clash with cows, General @MBuhari will ALWAYS side with cows. Benue needs an Igboho that will side with them,”
This is coming after Fulani herdsmen on Thursday attacked Shikaan Mbagena Kpav, a Tiv community in Benue State killing at least 36 residents including students of the College of Education in Katsina-Ala.
Recall that, over 100 people were reported killed and many others rendered homeless in an attack on Saturday by suspected herders in the Katsina-Ala local government area of Benue State.
The Chairman of Katsina-Ala LGA, Alfred Atera said the herders attacked four wards in his area, Yoyo, Utang, Mbatyu/mberev and Mbayongo.
He told the Punch that more than 100 people at different places have been killed since the attack on Saturday
“The attackers have developed a strategy; they are not attacking one place. If they attack in Kwando now, the next thing you hear is that they are attacking Yoyo and at the same time, they are attacking Utange.” Atera said.
However, Mkaryima Ulega, an indigene of Mbayongo, who is now taking refuge in an IDP camp in Tor Donga, said 114 people, including children were killed in different attacks.
“It is a problem between Fulani herdsmen and the people. On Sunday (May 23), they (the herders) entered the community called Mbayongo around 7 o’clock in the evening and they ended around 3’0 clock in the morning. They killed about 76 people and most of the houses were set ablaze.”
“And they also entered another community again (at the same time) from different axes. The other side they killed about 38.”
Meanwhile, Nigerians have taken to Twitter to condemn the frequent killings in the state.