Connect with us

Latest News

Benue Killings: We will raise an army, if FG can’t protect us – Unongo declares

Published

on

Benue Killings: We will raise an army, if FG can't protect us - Unongo declares

Benue Killings: Many residents of Makurdi in mourning gathered on Thursday at the IBB Square as bodies of the victims of the Fulani herdsmen attacks of January 1 and 2, 2018, in parts of Benue State were given a mass burial.

Offices, commercial banks, markets and schools were closed in the state capital as the government had, a day earlier, declared Thursday, a work-free day in honour of the 73 victims.

Many of those who attended the requiem shed tears as they lamented incessant attacks on residents of the state by herdsmen.

Benue Killings: We will raise an army, if FG can’t protect us – Unongo declares

A leader of the Tiv nation and the chairman of the Northern Elders Forum, Wantaregh Unongo, said if President Muhammadu Buhari failed in his responsibility of protecting lives and property of Benue citizens, the people would train their own army in the state to defend them.

Unongo recalled that a large number of Benue sons and daughters were among the contingents that fought the Nigerian civil war.

“Benue people sacrificed blood for the unity of this country and will not allow a section of Fulani herdsmen to kill our people in cold blood.

He said, “I am telling Nigerians that my people cannot continue to be cannon fodder for this country. If the government can’t protect us, we will mobilise and train our people into an army to defend us. We are 100 per cent in support of what Governor Samuel Ortom has done. I am the spiritual and ancestral leader of the Tiv nation; enough is enough.”

IPOB attacks Nwodo: we want Biafra not restructuring; IPOB are not terrorists, herdsmen are terrorists

Unongo stressed that the entire people of the state were watching President Buhari and had joined in the persistence calls by Ortom that the Federal Government should take drastic steps to urgently address the killings and also arrest the leader of Miyetti Allah Kautal Houre.

“If the Federal Government cannot stop or arrest those behind the killings; in two weeks, we shall raise an army of our own. We cannot allow people to colonise us again, we have all it takes to do that,” Unongo said.

 

(Visited 29 times, 1 visits today)
Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

Title

Open Heavens 18 October 2018Open Heavens 18 October 2018
Seeds of Destiny21 hours ago

Open Heavens 18 October 2018 – A Son Indeed? Pastor E. A. Adeboye

Open Heavens 18 October 2018 – A Son Indeed? Pastor E. A. Adeboye Open Heavens 18 October 2018 Memorize: But...

Student who steals female panties, reveals what he does with themStudent who steals female panties, reveals what he does with them
Trend & Style1 day ago

Student who steals female panties, reveals what he does with them

A Media and Society Studies student of Midlands State University, Zimbabwe, has been arrested with a good collection of female...

Doctor beheaded by boyfriend after she refused to marry himDoctor beheaded by boyfriend after she refused to marry him
Foreign News1 day ago

Doctor beheaded by boyfriend after she refused to marry him

A junior doctor was beheaded by her boyfriend after she refused to marry him, police say. The boyfriend then tried...

18 killed, 50 injured in school massacre after former student opened fire before detonating bomb in school canteen18 killed, 50 injured in school massacre after former student opened fire before detonating bomb in school canteen
Foreign News1 day ago

18 killed, 50 injured in school massacre after former student opened fire before detonating bomb in school canteen

Eighteen people have been killed and at least 50 injured after an ex-student carried out a massacre at a school...

Engine roars and tyre squeals as Tecno powers #bimmerfestng2018Engine roars and tyre squeals as Tecno powers #bimmerfestng2018
Trend & Style1 day ago

Engine roars and tyre squeals as Tecno powers #bimmerfestng2018

The 3rd edition of Bimmerfest successfully held recently and featured super cars, power bikes and exhibitions. As with past editions,...

Eve Esin Celebrates Her Birthday With Stunning Photo-shootEve Esin Celebrates Her Birthday With Stunning Photo-shoot
Celebrity News And Gossips1 day ago

Eve Esin Celebrates Her Birthday With Stunning Photoshoot

Nollywood actress, model and television personality, Eve Esin is celebrating her birthday today. And to celebrate the actress released some...

Cardi B calls Nicki Minaj a ‘Thot’ that sleeps with everybodyCardi B calls Nicki Minaj a ‘Thot’ that sleeps with everybody
Celebrity News And Gossips1 day ago

Cardi B calls Nicki Minaj a ‘Thot’ that sleeps with everybody

MTO has obtained a screenshot of an alleged Instagram conversation between Cardi B and a fan, where the rapper called...

“Your Zaddy sent ₦1 million to me” – Roman Goddess says as she flaunts wads of cash (Photos)“Your Zaddy sent ₦1 million to me” – Roman Goddess says as she flaunts wads of cash (Photos)
Trend & Style1 day ago

“Your Zaddy sent ₦1 million to me” – Roman Goddess says as she flaunts wads of cash (Photos)

Popular Instagram celebrity, Roman Goddess, who is known for her humongous frontal asset, has taken to social media to show...

APGA will suffer for injustice against me – Bianca OjukwuAPGA will suffer for injustice against me – Bianca Ojukwu
Nigerian News1 day ago

APGA will suffer for injustice against me – Bianca Ojukwu

Late Biafran warlord, Odumegwu Ojukwu ‘s wife, Bianca Ojukwu, reportedly said yesterday in a statement she personally signed that the...

Bobrisky blasts former bestie, Aduke and her husband MoshoodBobrisky blasts former bestie, Aduke and her husband Moshood
Trend & Style1 day ago

Bobrisky blasts former bestie, Aduke and her husband Moshood

Bleaching advocate, Bobrisky has taken to social media to call out his former bestie, Aduke, and her husband, Moshood for...

Trending