Sunday, 7 January 2018

Killing Of Over 150 People In Benue Shows Nigeria Not One - Fani Kayode

Femi Fani-Kayode, former Aviation Minister, has reacted to Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association’s reason for killing Benue people. Recall that a leader of Miyetti Allah cattle breeders in Benue state, Garus Gololo had revealed that attacks by herdsmen was a reprisal for alleged theft of their cows. 

In a chat with BBC Pidgin, Gololo explained that the herdsmen were only defending themselves from thieves. He claimed that over 1000 cows were stolen at Nengere, a community in the state when the herdsmen were moving out of Benue to Taraba state. Reacting to the claim, the former Minister wondered if Nigeria is still a country that is united.

In a tweet, Fani-Kayode wrote: “We attacked Benue community because they attacked and stole our cows”- Myetti Allah. “Over 150 innocent men,women and children were hacked to pieces in cold blood because of cows? Are we really one country?”

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