May 27, 2018

Herdsmen attacks a ploy for ethnic cleansing, Afenifere alleges (Guardian)

Herdsmen attacks a ploy for ethnic cleansing, Afenifere alleges (Guardian)

The wave of killings by herdsmen across the country amounts to ethnic cleansing by the minority Fulani group, stated pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, yesterday.

It regretted that “the killings and arson attacks now wear the garb of state-approved expeditions, given the loud silence of the president.”

It noted: “Nigeria has become a primitive and barbaric enclave, as the state is either complicit or unwilling to stop these dastardly acts.”

Afenifere condemned the “huge killings field” it said armed Fulani herdsmen have turned the country into, citing especially the New Year massacre in Benue State. Read more

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