Outrage as Fulani herdsmen kill 36 residents, college students in Benue
Fulani herdsmen have attacked Shikaan Mbagena Kpav, a TIV community in Benue State, killing at least 36 residents including students of the College of Education in Katsina Ala.
According to SaharaReporters, the Fulani attackers stormed the community in the early hours of Thursday, and carried out the massacre.
The incident has sparked outrage among Nigerians on social media who condemned the ongoing silent “genocide” under the current administration.
There are conflicting figures of casualties as some believed the attackers might have killed up to 100 residents.
Nigerians are reacting with the hashtag, #BenueUnderAttack, and lamenting the ineptitude of the federal government and security agencies to address the situation of the killer herdsmen.
A Twitter user wrote; When Israel and Palestine were at war for about eight days, the world was alarmed and everybody was shouting but in Nigeria, serious genocide is ongoing against Christians in total blackout of the press, in Benue today this is what fulani herdsmen killed over 100 people, the world is quiet.
Another tweeted; I write this in Tears, Pain and Anguish. I have a few questions that deserve answers: What have the TIV people done? What have our ancestors done wrong that we haven’t been told to at least beg for forgiveness on their behalf? Pls Retweet to the World to see.
#Twitter; I write this in Tears, Pain and Anguish. 😭
I have a few questions that deserve answers:
What have the TIV people done?😢
What have our ancestors done wrong that we haven’t been told to atleast beg for forgiveness on their behalf?
Pls Retweet to the World to see: pic.twitter.com/yxrNt958au
— TERHEMBA TSEPAV #BenueUnderAttack (@ChiefTerhemba) May 21, 2021
Tired of saying #BenueUnderAttack, it's exhausting.
Killings been going on for years by one group of people, and nobody has been arrested, nobody has been prosecuted.
The solution right now is State Police and arming the citizens, nothing else.
— William (@_SirWilliam_) May 28, 2021
We can't fold our hands and watch anymore. #BenueUnderAttack
People are being killed in their homes and lands and the government is watching. This is a ticking time bomb.
Protect all Nigerian citizens!
— Aproko Doctor (@aproko_doctor) May 28, 2021
The pictures are so gory. It is sad that these vulnerable were killed in their homeland by invaders. But to see how they were butchered like cattle evokes a deeper emotion. No one should die like this. #BenueUnderAttack
— Jamal (@JajaPhD) May 28, 2021
Ortom needs to know that terrorists have opened a war on his people and he has to prepare his people to fight and protect themselves. Make we forget all the English wey we dey speak here. All of us dey mad! They are killing innocent Christians in Benue State #BenueUnderAttack
— FS Yusuf (@FS_Yusuf_) May 28, 2021