A video obtained by SB Morgen shows a gang of terrorist Fulani militia on their way to attack Agatu in Benue State in March, 2016.
According to the security research organisation, the video was recorded on the morning of the Agatu attack and the men, seen in boats at the bank of the Benue River as the terrorists were heading to commit crimes against humanity in the farming community in Benue.
The Fulani militia, the armed wing of Fulani herdsmen have been ranked the 4th deadliest terrorist organisation in the world, after Boko Haram and ISIS. The group invaded Agatu in March 2019 sacking over 20 communities killing 500 people according to reports by human rights activists who visited the affected communities. A United Nations envoy has described the attacks at Agatu as a genocide.
Read the account of SB Morgen after the 6.17-minute video below:
A video obtained by SBM Intelligence showed boats of fully armed men crossing the River Benue en-route the Agatu attack. According to analysts consulted by us, the men in the video spoke Fulfude, Hausa, Gurma and Zarma, the last two being languages indigenous to Nigeria’s northern neighbour, the Republic of Niger. This lends weight to the belief that a lot of these attacks are being carried out by people foreign to Nigeria, and questions the ability of our security services to police our country, given how far inland this river crossing took place. The distance between the suspected crossing point and the nearest border crossing in Katsina is 802 km!
The video was made on the morning of the Agatu attack, by one of the attackers. The same man took part in the Logo attack two weeks later where he was killed and the video was found on a mobile phone retrieved from his body. That such a large body of armed men can move around within the country is an indictment on the security and intelligence services.
Something, beyond rhetoric, has to be done about these incessant attacks on peaceful natives going about their lawful duties, and it is only the authorities that can grant that succour to the people.
You may download the full report on the Death and Destruction by Fulani Herdsmen HERE.