From ROSE EJEMBI, Makurdi.
Benue State Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Reverend Augustine Akpen Leva has described the incessant attacks on farmers by suspected Fulani herders as a calculated attempt to dislodge the farmers from their lands.
The CAN Chairman stated this yesterday when the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Solomon Arase paid a working visit to Makurdi the Benue State capital on the heels of the Agatu invasion by Fulani herders.
Leva who lamented that the church was at risk in Benue as a result of the continued herders/ farmers clashes urged the police high command to check the borders between Benue and Nasarawa as a way of putting an end to the crisis.
“The church is at risk in Benue. Police must check the borders between Nasarawa and Benue because this attack is a calculated attempt by the herders to dislodge the people so that they will not farm. These Fulanis usually come during the farming season.”
He lamented that even small children and women were usually killed during these attacks and asked, “can children and women rustle cows too?”