Benue Killings: Revenge


The latest justification for the genocide-in-progress against the Agatu was given as presented in the media, by a certain Saleh Bayeri, “the Interim National Secretary of Gan Allah Fulani Association,” as a “retaliation” for the Agatu having allegedly killed a certain Ardo Madaki in 2013.
The Fulani believe they now have the power and legitimacy to revenge, perhaps under an administration
they believe will not punish them; and the second point to take away from these “justifications” is that the
Fulani herdsmen openly believe in the barbaric
“Genocidal Thinking” reasoning that any life of a clan
can be taken to avenge the death by suspected other
members of that clan or ethnic group.
There is a serious problem in Nigeria. The indifferent
response of the Buhari government to the Fulani rising
above the State and constituting a State-within-the-
State, taking the law into their own hands in such
deadly fashion, is scary to say the least.
Why do the Fulani in Benue State suddenly think they
are the almighty authority of Nigeria?
Are they not afraid that similar thinking barbarians like
them in other parts may perpetuate the same evil
against members of their fold in areas where they are
of minority numbers?
No one should for a minute be tolerated to act above
the law. I am saying this even though I have a good
amount of Fulani blood running through my veins.
Quran 4:135 says what means: “O ye who believe!
stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah, even
as against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, and
whether it be (against) rich or poor: for Allah can best
protect both. Follow not the lusts (of your hearts), lest
ye swerve, and if ye distort (justice) or decline to do
justice, verily Allah is well-acquainted with all that ye
And the Bible says: Leviticus 19:15 ESV “You shall do
no injustice in court. You shall not be partial to the poor
or defer to the great, but in righteousness shall you
judge your neighbor.”
The issue at hand is the lukewarm and permissive
posture of the Nigerian police under Arase, Army under
T.Y. Buratai and government under Buhari. The
Nigerian government is promoting terror in the nation
by thus far failing to act and act promptly to arrest
everyone implicated in this barbarism and above-the-
law insanity, killing farmers and wiping out the
indigenous population.
Locals and State representatives of Benue have
complained that the Nigerian Security department
deployed are not making any arrests and continue to
watch the killers take over the communities. This is
beyond comprehension. The Police even invited toe
killers to table and refrained from arresting any one of
them! How absurd.
Even Saleh Bayeri, the Interim National Secretary of
Gan Allah Fulani Association must be arrested
immediately for defending such deadly lawlessness
and the massacre of populations under the brazen
“justification” that the Fulani herdsmen now have the
authority to be judge, jury and executioner.
What happened to Buhari stating that he cannot allow a
people be a “disturbance,” and in his words, “how can
any group create a State-within-a-State?” The same
government that massacred hundreds of Zarians
for erecting road blocks in fear of impending massacre
and protesting of the killing of their members by the
same army a year earlier, and killed unarmed pro-
Biafrans for protesting and praying, is now watching
the Fulani-Boko Haram herdsmen operate not just a
State but a fully militarized and genocidal State in
Nigeria’s Benue State?
We call on Arase to arrest and sentence in Capital
proportions, all herdsmen or farmers who have taken
lives in this disgraceful episode of terror. It is time
Nigeria’s government decides to live up to its
responsibilities and stop terror and the evil activities of
citizens and officers including top Security level, that
incite and fuel an unending cycle of terror and lead to
Nigeria remaining the most terrorized nation in the


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