FULANI HERDSMEN; UNONGO SPEAKS AGAIN OFFICIAL STATEMENT BY WANTAREGH PAUL UNONGO, CONVENER OF NORTHERN ELDERS FORUM ON MOST RECENT FULANI HERDSMEN TERRORIST ATTACKS IN BENUE AND OTHER RELATED ISSUES - Snazzy.com.ng

1/11/2018

FULANI HERDSMEN; UNONGO SPEAKS AGAIN OFFICIAL STATEMENT BY WANTAREGH PAUL UNONGO, CONVENER OF NORTHERN ELDERS FORUM ON MOST RECENT FULANI HERDSMEN TERRORIST ATTACKS IN BENUE AND OTHER RELATED ISSUES

8th January, 2018
Ladies and gentlemen, I make this statement today as my official statement regarding the newly escalated security situation in Benue, namely the most recent terrorist attacks by armed Fulani herdsmen militia in parts of Guma and Logo Local Government Areas of Benue State. For the sake of clarity, I must state that this statement and recent statements I have made on this issue are my personal views. As the Convener of the Northern Elders Forum, I have called an emergency meeting where we will discuss the continued attacks on Benue people and all related issues. After the meeting and relevant consultations, the Northern Elders Forum will make its position known to the general public.

 As a Tiv man and a Fulani man because my mother was a woman born to a Fulani man who settled amongst and married from the Etulos, one can understand that it displeases me greatly to see these two tribes have this most bloody disagreement. I find it disheartening, I condemn in totality the inexcusable terrorist attacks by Fulani herdsmen militia on the people of Benue. Their methods of slaughtering helpless women, children and babies, slit open from pregnant women’s stomachs are completely unacceptable, reprehensible and far too inhuman to be tolerated.

 The Benue people have suffered one attack too many. Where is the Federal Government? What role are they supposed to play? Why have they been so slow and so dormant in playing their constitutional role? It is most unfortunate the level of casualness or incapacity or negligence shown by the APC – President MuhammaduBuhari led Federal Government, up till now, in the face of the massive-killings inflicted on the most vulnerable of the society, without any commiserate response is condemnable. The incredible phenomenon the Miyetti Al

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