Aged women and nursing mothers in three local government areas of Benue State are counting their losses as Fulani Herdsmen invaded their communities, leading to residents deserting their communities and abandoning their means of livelihood.
Following the invasion and killing of over 18 persons, the communities that make up Buruku, Logo and Kwande Local Government Areas have become ghost cities as the people have fled the area while the helpless nursing mothers and aged women are nursing their pains waiting for succour.
Leaders of the communities represented by one Mr. Adzor Chamegh and Helen Ikpambeseh, recounted their pains when Senator Barnabas Gemade visited to donate relief materials as part of strategies to alleviate the pains of the people.
They said their water sources have been poisoned by the little Fulani Herdsmen and killed 18 persons among them.
The community leaders lamented that many of the nursing mothers were grappling with the challenges of the difficult times, especially in caring for their little children in the IDP camp where they are quartered.
They said many of them are suffering from anxiety and various health challenges and called on the federal government to rebuild their communities.
Although Senator Gemade said Benue law makers in the National Assembly have made certain demands to the federal government, the demands are yet to be realized while the people of Benue groan.