Residents of Benue State might be considering the abandonment of agriculture as it exposes them to a disadvantageous conflicts with the irate Fulani herdsmen causing damage across the geopolitical zones in Nigeria.
The latest victims are the rice farmers at the North Bank area of the state as they were reportedly butchered by some herders who wielded dangerous weapons.
This has been reported on Facebook by a resident known as Akan Kurugh. The Fulani herdsmen insurgency is currently affecting security in Nigeria as well as the fragile unity.
Read Ukan’s post below:
‘While we were busy on a peaceful protest yesterday to Government House Makurdi to show support to the governor for passing and signing the anti grazing bill into law and to also frown at the various threat/comments by the Miyyeti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) innocent rice farmers were however butchered at North Bank across the bridge when they were farming rice and herdsmen walked onto the farm and started grazing.
The result is what you are seeing below as the injured farmers were rushed to the Benue State University Teaching Hospital. These people (fulanis) have been showing their selves in spite of the passing and signing of the anti grazing bill into law.
The Fulani herdsmen are still threatening the indigenous and peace loving people of Benue state. What is the FG up to’