Former Senate President, David Mark, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently mobilise all security apparatuses in the country to stop the senseless carnage on Agatu people by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
Agatu, Local Government Area of Benue State, has four years now been under the consistent hammer of Fulani herdsmen, who routinely burnt houses, destroyed farm lands and other means of live hood and forced the people to flee their homes.
Senator Mark, who made the call in a press release signed by his Special Assistant, Benue Liaison, Dr Adakole Elijah, and made available to Nigerian Pilot Sasturday in Makurdi, lamented the incessant attacks on Agatu communities by suspected Fulani herders.
According to Senator Mark, President Buhari as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria “owes us a duty to protect us. It is the responsibility of the government to protect lives and property. Government should ensure that this carnage is brought to an early end to let my people have their rest.”
He decried the constancy with which Agatu people were being murdered by the suspected Fulani herdsmen, even as he urged all well meaning Nigerians to stand up in defence of the Agatu people by condemning the carnage in strong terms.
The senator, who urged the federal government to beef up security in Agatu by stationing a detachment of armed soldiers in the area in order to halt the incessant attacks, also called on the governments of Benue and Nasarawa states to provide adequate security in the localities.
It would be recalled that shortly after the senatorial re-run in which the All Progressives Congress, APC, lost to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Agatu was subjected to heavy bombardment by persons suspected to be Fulani militia.

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