Movement was restricted on Wednesday, in Benue State Capital Makurdi, as thousands of members of the Movement Against Fulani Occupation of Benue Communities staged a protest.
The protest started at the Benue State University first gate by 7.30 am, as the members of MAFO marched through the Wurukum Roundabout down to the Police headquarters, to Benue State house of assembly Complex and ended in Benue people’s house.
Some of the members carrying placards like “Benue has no grazing land” “Fulani go home”, “stop killing our children and our parents,” “grazing and farming cannot go to gather”, “Federal Government protect our fundamental lives in Benue” and “Benue farmers want peace.”
One of the leaders of the group Rev. David Ogbole, while addressing the protesters, wondered why th federal government had not taken any action on the issue urging the international communities to intervene.
“In Benue, there is no land for grazing. Fulani herdsmen should withdraw to where they came from.; our basket is becoming empty,” Ogbole said.
The protesters submitted a private bill at the State Assembly, urging them to pass it into law in other to stop the Killing of indigenes in the state.
They also urged the people of the state to stop eating beef, and patronize goat, fish, bush meat, to weaken the financial strength of the herdsmen.
Lawmakers commended the peaceful protest saying the bill would be looked into and passed into law soon.
- anti fulani protesters cripple movement in Benue State
- says Federal Government should do something about it
- the Protesters demand a private bill they proposed should be passed into law