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Agatu massacre: Benue Reps unhappy with Buhari

By The Citizen
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Members of the Benue Caucus in the House of Representatives yesterday urged President Muhammadu  Buhari to frontally address  the attacks by herdsmen  in Benue in which over 500 people were reportedly killed.

The lawmakers,  led by Hon. Orker Jev, while briefing reporters at the National Assembly , said the Fulani attackers were being emboldened by the ' lukewarm attitude of the Government towards what they called 'the 'jihad' being waged against our people by herdsmen.'

They warned that they may take recourse to defending themselves if the Federal Government does not stop the incessant attacks.

The statement , signed by the 11 Benue lawmakers reads in part: ' we condemn the belated reaction of President Muhammadu Buhari and his Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Andulrahman Danbazzau (rtd) who broke their unholy silence a week after 500 people were killed and 10 villages razed in Agatu area of the state. The Nation