Over 500 Slaughtered By Fulani Herdsmen In #AgatuGenocide – David Mark

Over 500 Slaughtered By Fulani Herdsmen In #AgatuGenocide – David Mark [TWEETS]

By Wires | The Trent on March 13, 2016
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Senator David Mark at Agatu Fulani Herdsmen
Senator David Mark at Agatu on Friday, March 11, 2016 | Signal

The former Senate President, David Mark was shot at by Fulani herdsmen during an assessment visit to the destroyed Agatu communities in Benue State.

The Fulani herdsmen – cattle grazers – have been named one of the deadliest terror groups in the world amongst Boko Haram, Isis, Taliban and al-Shabaab.

Although they are overlooked in Nigeria and in certain parts of the Central African Republic, the group has wreaked enough havoc to be acknowledged by the global community as the fourth deadliest terror group in the world. The group of “Fulani militants” as they have come to be known as, is made up of individuals from the Fulani or Fula ethnic group, a tribe of over 20 million people – 70 percent of whom are nomadic grazers – who exist in at least seven West African countries.

David Mark who was on the assessment tour with the former minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro, a member of the state House of Representatives representing the Ohimini/Otukpo constituency, Hon. Ezekiel Adaji, security aides, journalists and supporters was shot at by fleeing herdsmen.

The security details present were ordered not to exchange fire with the herdsmen as the Lawmakers scampered for safety. Following th incident, the Mark ordered the convoy to continue on their tour which included Aila, Akwu, Okokolo, Adagbo, Akwu, Ogboju and Odugbeho communities destroyed by the Fulani herdsmen.

However, the former Senate President and former minister of Interior escaped unharmed.

President Muhammadu Buhari, who is from the Fulani ethnic group, has not said much about the activities of these deadly nomads, a behaviour that is seemingly typical of the 73 year old.

Nigerians Saturday took to twitter in a reaction the government’s silence even after 500 deaths were recorded last week after the herdsmen killed and sacked entire communities.

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