Group tells IGP, chief of army staff to resign over killings in Benue, others

The Coalition of Southern and Middle Belt Youth Leaders Assembly, COSMBYLA, has called on the Nigerian Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Usman Alkali Baba and the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Farouk Yahaya, to tender their resignations over their inability to put an end to the killing of unsuspecting citizens of Benue State and other parts of Nigeria.

President-General of the coalition, Goodluck Ibem, has via a statement, condemned the manner some suspected Fulani terrorists killed 16 timber traders at Udei and Yelwata communities in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State.

MOUTHPIECE NGR learnt that some gunmen invaded the communities on Monday and shot sporadically at residents of the area, eliminating about 16 people while others secured various degrees of injuries.

The recent attack came ten days after a similar happening which claimed several lives in Igama village, Edumoga Ehaje, Okpokwu Local Government Area.

MOUTHPIECE NGR also learnt that a councilor-elect and his sibling were also killed and their heads cut off a few days ago by suspected herdsmen in Orokam, Ogbadibo Local Government Area, of the state.

The coalition has therefore tackled President Muhammadu Buhari over his failure to welcome his inability to secure lives and properties, as a failure and tender his resignation as Nigerian leader.

“The number of people that have been killed so far by these Fulani terrorists are not goats or fowls but human beings created by God. Human lives are sacrosanct and it is an unpardonable sin for anyone to play politics with precious human lives,” it said.

The series of killings still going on in Benue state shows that Operation Whirl Stroke is not living up to expectations and they should be held accountable for the various killings.

We call on the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Farouk Yahaya, and IGP Usman Baba to immediately arrest and bring to justice those Fulani terrorists that killed the 16 timber traders in Guma LGA and those killed at Okpokwu LGA and Ogbadibo LGA, or the should tender their resignation.

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