A lawmaker representing Katsina-Ala, Ukum and Logo Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, Emmanuel Udende, has condemned in strong terms the wanton
killing of over 73 people by Fulani herdsmen in parts of his constituency Logo and Guma in Benue State, even as he accused leaders of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore
(MAKH) of masterminding the attacks, calling for their arrest and prosecution.
The Federal lawmaker described the unprovoked attacks on his constituents as barbaric and wicked, stressing that the aim for the invasion was to dislodge the
farming communities from their homes during the time of harvest.
He recounted how MAKH, a splinter body of cattle breeders in the country, had issued threats to invade the state if the state implements the anti-open grazing
law, which sought to bring to an end to incessant cases of herders/farmers clashes.
Udende noted that the recent violence against the people was a clear manifestation of the earlier threat by the body to mobilize against the implementation of the law in the state.
He called on security agencies to immediately arrest leaders of the group.
In a press statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media, Jerry Iorngaem, and made available to journalists in Makurdi, the lawmaker expressed disappointment
with the Federal Government in the manner it has handled the crisis, questioning why the Inspector General of Police would describe the invasion as a communal
clash when it is obvious that the herdsmen carried out the attacks without any reprisal attack from the farmers.
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