Nigerians from Benue State have dragged the Federal Government before the ECOWAS Court of Justice for alleged complicity and failure to protect lives and property from invading terrorists Fulani herdsmen, Channels TV reports.
In recent months, the farming communities of Benue have been attacked by Fulani militia, the world’s fourth most deadly terrorist organisation. Thousands of people – men, women, children, babies – have been murdered in their homes by the rampaging armed gangs of Fulani herdsmen.
The indigenes of Benue acting under the organisation, Movement Against Fulani Occupation staged a peaceful protest to the state’s House of Assembly to present a bill to prohibit free grazing in the state.
The group was led by Rev. Father Solomon Ukeyima, a Roman Catholic priest who disclosed that the group has filed a suit against the Buhari led federal government at the ECOWAS court.
Ukeyima, while presenting the bill to state legislature, says the herdsmen must leave Benue State since they cannot live peacefully with their host communities.