100 Farmers, Children and Women Slaughtered In TIV/Fulani Bloodbath.

By on May 11, 2013

Following the renewed bloodbath and invasion of Tiv communities in Guma Local Government area of Benue State by Fulani herdsmen, No fewer than 100 women, children and Tiv farmers have reportedly been slaughtered in the last two weeks. In an interview with David Iorhemba, immediate past Speaker of the Benue State House of Assembly, and member representing Guma State Constituency, it was discovered that the whole area has been deserted as the herdsmen invaded the lands on weekly basis, slaughtered the men and raped the women found in farms.

According to Iorhemba, just recently a woman and her son were killed around Atteh by the Fulani herdsmen.

While commending the efforts of both the Nasarawa and Benue State governments to stem the crisis through the joint peace committee set up in 2011, Iorhemba suggested that the security personnel attached to the hinterland in Tiv land should be dispatched to the border areas to prevent the incursion of the Fulanis into the Tiv villages.He, however, urged the Federal Government to create grazing routes for the Fulani herdsmen in order to stem recurring bloodbaths in rural communities across the country because the invasion of Guma Local Government area by Fulani herdsmen is alarming. It is like a deliberate move to wipe out the Tiv race. He said.

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