Gunmen suspected to Fulani herdsmen attacked Shikaan Mbagena Kpav group in Katsina-Ala Native Authorities Space of Benue State, killing not less than 36 residents.
It was gathered that the assailants stormed the group within the early hours of Thursday, Could 27 and slaughtered the victims together with some college students of the Faculty of Training, Katsina Ala.
The grotesque blood bath has sparked outrage amongst Nigerians on social media who condemned what they termed ongoing silent “genocide” in Benue State.
The hashtag, #BenueUnderAttack is at the moment trending with many calling on the federal authorities and safety companies to place an finish to killings by marauding herdsmen.
Nollywood actress, Kate Henshaw stated gory photographs rising from the group has dampened her spirit.
“A lot as I’m making an attempt to concentrate on different issues.. The pictures of our bodies lain on the ground in large numbers has dampened my spirit considerably.. Why does life imply nothing in Nigeria? To our rulers?? An excessive amount of blood shed….an excessive amount of, God #BenueUnderAttack” she wrote.
“About 36 individuals have been killed simply yesterday in Benue state, There’s severe genocide occurring in Benue state. How lengthy will the individuals endure this? Insecurity within the state is at it apex. RETWEET AND PASS IT ON, LET THE WORLD KNOW.” a Twitter consumer wrote.
One other stated: “So after eliminating the TIV Tribe, so who’s subsequent? Who’s subsequent? As a result of nobody would inform me there isn’t any agenda for coordinated & steady ethnic cleaning on this nation. It isn’t simply #BenueUnderAttack however #ChristiansUnderAttack I can not be mincing phrases with y’all.”
There is ethnic cleaning going on in Benue State, however we are deafeningly silent. A whole lot are being killed, and 1000’s are compelled to flee their properties! Benue is underneath assault!! ”
Jamal stated: “The photographs are so gory. It’s unhappy that these susceptible have been killed of their homeland by invaders. However to see how they have been butchered like cattle evokes a deeper emotion. Nobody ought to die like this. #BenueUnderAttack”
“Because the killings preserve rising and nothing substantial is being achieved, all of us in Benue State and your complete Center Belt might find yourself shedding our lives, our identification and our land if we fail to stand up now! This can be a genocide and should be known as such!! #BenueUnderAttack”
Benue First: “It isn’t against the law to Dwell! It isn’t against the law to return from Benue! Cease the Genocide in Benue! Nigerians, arise for Benue! Don’t let our basket get empty! Retweet & go the message please!#BenueUnderAttack”.
“Fulani Herdsmen Assault on the great individuals have brazen and unprovoked with villages and communities attacked and razed at evening main which will be described as a genocide and you may Agree with me we’re Actually Targetted”
“Has the federal government given immunity to Fulani herdsmen on this nation ? They’re killing the indigenous occupants of Benue state and nothing remains to be being achieved. That is pure Genocide #BenueUnderAttack”
“Nigeria is burning increasingly on a regular basis and our authorities is simply gonna preserve performing with out urgency like all is nicely. What number of extra individuals do these herdsmen must kill earlier than motion is taken ? A whole lot of individuals 1 evening ?? I’m sick #BenueUnderAttack”