Fidelity bank banner UBA banner
Benue killings, an invitation for civil war: State APC Chairman

By News Express on 03/01/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 772

•Benue APC Chairman, Comrade Abba Yaro
•Benue APC Chairman, Comrade Abba Yaro

 The Benue State Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Abba Yaro, has described the massive killing of over 50 Benue people by the Fulani herdsmen as an invitation for civil War.

In a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday, Yaro decried the recent killings as an attempt to spark second civil war in Nigeria, insisting that, it is clear case of ethnic cleansing around the Benue Valley which must be stopped immediately.

While calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately call the Fulani to order and as well direct security agents to fish out the killers, he also called on all Benue sons and daughters, irrespective of party affiliation to rise in defence of Benue Community.

“This is above party politics, it is human lives, how can you kill a pregnant woman and removed the unborn child yet slaughtered it? It is barbaric, unspeakable and generally unpalatable,” he said.

Yaro said the Anti-Open Grazing Law in Benue is not targeted at any section of the people but for the general security of Benue State, a measure against cattle rustling and a solution to herders/farmers clash.

His words: “The implementation is ongoing and we are in support of our governor, we are not deterred, the Anti-Open Grazing Law has come to stay.

“Nigerians should not see the killings as a Benue problem but National crisis, the absence of peace in Benue is an absence of peace in Nigeria.

“We must treat it as a national ethnic cleansing by the Fulanis and collectively pressurise Mr President to put an end to it. If Boko Haram can be defeated, IPOB stopped, Fulani killings can be stopped.”

The Benue APC Chairman called on the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Yusuf Buratai, Interior Minister, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Danbazau (rtd.), Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Lawal Daura, and Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris to protect Benue community or “we rise in self defence, which will amount to the second civil war.”

Yaro emphasised that “if the Fulanis are not called to order by the relevant authorities to stop the ethnic cleansing, like the lawless Fulanis are doing, Benue people shall take laws into their hands in self defence.”

 

Source News Express

Posted 03/01/2018 6:25:52 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Eyewitness account: The real cause of the Hajj...

JAMB adopts e-PIN vending registration to prevent exam...

Dangote Cement strategises for higher growth, appoints new...

CAN raises alarm over alleged plan to attack...

Army releases schedule of broadcast of documentary on...

Ayade weeps over N1.3tn Cross River 2018 Budget,...

Fees in Nigeria’s private varsities still low, says...

Shell wins major battle against Niger Delta communities...

Father Edeh's Foundation supports IDPs with $100, 000...

Chinese billionaire arrested in US for alleged sex...

Niger Delta militants make U-Turn on planned attacks...

RIGHTSView, By EMMANUEL ONWUBIKO: Troubling human rights situation...

 

Latest News Obi not on Twitter — Aide •Dismisses purported ‘lifeless’ tweet 2019 election: Group to mobilise 10 million votes for Atiku Fayose: Sacked DSS boss Daura lobbied me twice to support Buhari Fire for fire as Atiku, Buhari spokespersons attack each other 2019: Southeast solidly behind the choice of Peter Obi as Atiku’s running mate — Ohanaeze youths How Gov. Okowa is advancing democratic dividend through enterprise development in Delta Kachikwu conniving with PDP to kill APC in Delta — Group writes Buhari Why I attended OBJ-Atiku reconciliation meeting — Fr. Kukah Ex-minister, 4 others reappear in court over alleged N229m money laundering 13 dead as flooding hits southwestern France Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board partners Dangote Refinery on local content implementation Lagos records 6.6 million voters

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (406,432 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (382,143 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (314,507 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (256,416 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (237,214 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (224,192 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (203,937 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (185,421 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (169,963 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (165,801 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (161,361 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (149,191 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (67) Business & Economy (3,680) Business Verdict (52) Columnists (945) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (559) Features (659) Global Business Monitor (304) International (2,530) Interview (165) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (145) News (39,617) Opinion (1,122) Pidgin (13) Politics (7,222) Religion (880) Sports (1,730) Stock Watch (35) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

Zenith Zero Balance

NLNG Expression of Interest banner

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Fulham vs Arsenal 1-5 All Goals & Extended Highlights

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement