Some Benue state indigenes have gone to the main gate of the National Assembly Complex to lay their grievance about the menace of the Fulani Herdsmen which has brought about countless murders in recent times.
The protesters, consisting of individuals from Tiv, Igede, and other ethnic groups, were gathered at the gate at 1000 AM of Thursday morning. They came in from Markurdi in the morning.
At first, they assembled at the Unity Fountain, from where they proceeded to the National Assembly and other parts of the nation’s capital.
The entourage was barred from getting past the gate by security personnel.
They had on their placards inscriptions that read, ‘Atomic weapons in Benue,’ ‘Where are the soldiers,?’ ‘Wake up,!’ ‘Where is UN,?’ ‘We want peace,’ ‘Genocide in Benue,’ ‘Tiv women mourn their husbands, wives, daughters and sons murdered by Fulani terrorists on Tuesday 2/1/2018’ and ‘No land or cattle colony in Benue.’
Leading the protest, a former member of the Benue State House of Assembly and ex-commissioner in the state, Mrs. Rebecca Apezan, alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari had abandoned the Benue people, while condoning criminal activities by the herdsmen.