‘Fulani herdsmen used chemical weapons against Benue farmers,’ Says NAFDAC Boss

‘Fulani herdsmen used chemical weapons against Benue farmers,’ Says NAFDAC Boss

By Daily Sun on April 2, 2014
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The Director-General,  National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Dr. Paul Orhii, has called on the Federal Government and international communities to probe alleged use of chemical weapons  by suspected Fulani herdsmen on Benue farmers.

Orhii, who made the call while donating relief materials worth over N20 million to internally displaced persons in Makurdi,  said that from what he saw, the chemical weapons were concealed inside expended shells of canisters.

“Chemical weapons have been used on our people and for the first time, I saw it yesterday. It was concealed in canister shells,” he said.

While expressing worry at the dimension the attacks on Benue farmers by suspected Fulani herders had assumed, the NAFDAC boss warned that the invasion, if not checked could be detrimental to the country as a whole.

The NAFDAC boss,  who noted that the Fulani and the Tiv people had lived together for a very long time without problem, maintained that, “these are not the Fulani that we used to know, these ones are terrorists.”

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  1. Which Federal Government is he expecting to probe the use of chemical weapons on its citizens? Is it this one? They appear to be suffering from paralysis and they do not know what to do despite the oil money at their disposal. They don’t take action on anything, no investigation or inquiry on anything, no one is even sacked or held accountable for anything.

    The president is a lame duck president who does not take action. See the Ibadan ritual killing den that was discovered, one would imagine that the presidency would be vocal about it and be front and centre in the inquiry and bring in real forensic experts from abroad to investigate. You would expect that the presidency would give instructions and by now and they would go state by state to locate any such ritual killings dens in the country. You would also expect the presidency to be moved by the plight of the okada rider and others that are still trapped there and get experts to track where they are and rescue them, but no. Its a sad situation.

    See the immigration recruitment scandal, you would think the interior minister would be sacked. So many security lapses in the country, you would think the president will reshuffle the police and sack the IG. Its a sad situation

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