Suspected Fulani Muslisms are killing residents of Benue State on a daily basis while the authorities ignore the distress calls and do nothing to stop the genocide. A reader from Benue State, sent a disturbing report in, accounting for current state of affairs.
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According to our reader, there has been a state of war and mayhem in Benue State for about five months now, and Nigerians are being ill-informed about the whole situation.
Mr. Brian says that, although some say it is a crisis between the two ethnic groups of Fulani and Tiv, in reality, it is Muslims who want all Christian faithful to be converted to their faith. The genocide does not involve the Tiv people alone, as other ethnics groups in Benue State are affected, too. The atrocities are being carried out throughout the state on daily basis.
There are rumours of the Muslims planning to start a Jihad [struggle in the way of God] war.
The most affected area in Benue State is Gwer West LGA.
State and local authorities, Mr. Brian laments in his message, have totally neglected people from there. The police are ignoring numerous distress calls from the residents. No military forces are sent to the affected places, and the attacks are not covered by the media.
The State Government, Mr. Brian says, is even suspected of backing the jihadists and supporting the genocide.
Jihadist Fulanis hunt their victims on the main road that connects Makurdi and Naka. Any vehicle or person coming along the road is shot. The thugs would also scare and intimidate local villages, then come back and burn down the houses.
Mr. Brian pleads with the Federal Government to come to the aid of people of Benue State, or else an entire area of the Gwer West LGA would be wiped out.
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