There are several reactions trailing from the embittered Benue Youth who have seen their families fall prey in the hands of Fulani Herdsmen. The youth react to the ethnic cleansing going on with impunity and the government’s failure to respond adequately.
There have not been any evidence that the Fulani Herdsmen are willing to end the eviction of Benue people from their communities through the deadly attacks that have already seen communities devastated.
It is no longer news that Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore is a Fulani terrorist organization, being sponsored by the government of President Mohammadu Buhari to unleash terror on Nigerians, particularly on parts of the country that the Fulani could not conquer during the 1804 Jihad.
Both the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore and Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) have been encouraged and given specific instructions through a coordinated sponsorship to concentrate heavily on the Benue Valley to make sure that they carry out ethnic cleansing.
Their activities are being supervised by Nigeria’s President who is their patron and his cohorts to make sure that the valley is completely occupied by the Fulani and their cattle with the backing of federal troops called Exercise Ayem Akpatuma.
It is clear that the troops have been authorized to lead Fulani armed herdsmen with tanks and armour vehicles against other ethnic nationalities with the sole agenda to kill, annex and occupy all lands where there is green grass and water.
What is now news is the arrogant nature and manner they are freely implementing this invasion and occupation agenda, in an interview published by the Sun Newspaper on Saturday 24th March, 2018, Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore as usual called on their sponsor, President Buhari to declare a state of emergency in Benue and Taraba states.
In reaction to the call for state of emergency, The Tiv Youth Organization has also aligned itself completely with General T .Y Danjuma’s comments on the despicable role being played by the Nigeria Army and his calling on Nigerians to defend themselves.
According to the Youth, With these facts in mind, we call on President Buhari to once and for all live above board and shun the temptation of throwing the country into a lawless state and calamity.
Concluding that, A declaration of a state of emergency in Benue and Taraba States on the directives of those who are carrying out pogrom in the states will be a direct invitation for another civil war because we will resist its enforcement.
No doubt this shall lead to a state of lawlessness and anarchy in the land as we shall form a deadly insurgency group that the country has never seen.
In the same development, Idoma Youth Assembly, the umbrella body of Idoma youths has given three-week ultimatum to Fulani herdsmen residing in Benue South Senatorial district to leave or have themselves to blame