Benue indigenes protest at NASS
Hundreds of Benue indigenes, yesterday, took their protest against federal government’s proposed cattle colony to the National Assembly.
Dressed in black attires and wielding different placards, the protesters lamented the killings suspected to have been carried out by herdsmen and rejected the idea of establishing cattle colonies by the federal government.
The protesters were predominantly the Tiv, Idoma, Igede and other ethnic nationalities in Benue State.
Their major grudge was the fact that President Buhari refused to visit Benue after the massacre. At press time last night, pockets of the protesters were still seen lurking around the NASS main entry point, with no one coming out to address them.
The Benue State caucus of the House of Representatives, sensing danger of this magnitude, had last November in a briefing, begged the Federal Government to quickly set up mobile units to monitor red spots in the state.
Spokesman of the caucus, John Dyegh, APC, pleaded and threatened that if the trend continued, Benue people might have to defend their territory