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29 Apr 2016

Fulani Herdsmen are more violent than Boko Haram- Amy chief

General Abayomi Olonishakin, the chief of defence staff, raised an alarm over the persistent attacks by Fulani Herdsmen, reports
.According to Mr Olonishakin, the existing crisis is highly likely to turn into a national security issue superior than Boko Haram if left unattended. He expressed his concern to newsmen during a courtesy call on the acting governor of Benue state, Benson Abounu, at the Benue Peoples House on Wednesday. Benson Abounu, Benue state deputy governor, in his turn, drew the he committee’s attention to the fact that the dimension of the damage done casts doubts on the ordinary Fulanu herdsmen involvement in crimes and demanded the thorough investigation.  He said: “In Agatu LGA, more than six large communities were razed down and taken over by the herdsmen. We believe this is beyond some group of people seeking grazing land. We know that the constitution guarantees freedom of movement, it does not warrant burning of houses, killing and taking over the people’s land. As we speak, same devastation has taken place in Tarka, Kwande, Logo and Buruku local government areas of the state. They kill in a most brutal manner. They are in black uniform, with AK 47 rifles. They are well trained. We believe they are from beyond Nigeria.” Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari met with Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi in Abuja on Wednesday, April 27 following the attack in Uzo-Uwani local government area by Fulani herdsmen in Enugu state.
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