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Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom on Tuesday said the body language of the President Muhammadu Buhari shows that he is the President of the Fulani people.
Ortom, who lamented the continuous killings in the state by suspected herdsmen stated this while speaking on the attack on Abegana village, which house one of the eight designated Internally Displaced Persons’ camps in the state.
Governor Ortom said that 70 people had been killed in Makurdi, Guma and Gwer West local government areas of the state.
According to him, the attack on Abegana IDP camp, where seven people were killed on Tuesday, should make President Buhari convey a security summit to discuss insecurity in the country.
“We are being overstretched and the people are fed up. We all cast our votes for President Buhari. He must not continue to be aloof. He must tell us where we are going in this country. The body language of the President shows that he is the President of the Fulani people,” he said.
Meanwhile, it was gathered that the attack on the Abegana IDP camp was carried out by suspected herdsmen numbering about 10.
One of the victims said the men came in the early hours of Tuesday and killed seven people, adding that six persons were killed on the spot while one person died in the hospital.
Narrating his ordeal, one of the victims of the attack who was receiving treatment at the State University Teaching Hospital, Makurdi, David Avese, a father of seven, said he lost one kid to the herdsmen, while three other were shot.
“The herdsmen surrounded our village around 12am; they were about 10 in number and they shot and entered people’s houses.
“They killed one of my children and shot three others. I have not seen my wife.”
Another victim, Gwabo Matthew said:-
“They (herdsmen) operated for over two hours. The attackers were Fulani because they were speaking in Fulfulde language.”