9 Apr. (EUROPE PRESS) –
At least 134 people have been killed in several attacks allegedly carried out by Fulani herdsmen over the past week in Nigeria, which is why the governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom, has called on the country’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, to deploy more troops. in the region.
Just after the presidential and parliamentary elections were held on February 23, an alleged group of herders resumed their attacks on rural communities in the provinces of Kwande, Guma and Gwer West, in the state of Benue, for which these communities live with “continuous fear”, according to the Nigerian channel Channels Television.
The Nigerian president has condemned the “extreme violence” and has condemned the “use of terrorism as a tool in conflicts between communities” and has assured that the culprits “will be found and tried by law.”
Some 36 people died and another 40 were injured during one of these attacks last Friday night in a community in the town of Guma.
An assault against a community last Monday in the town of Apa left some 47 dead, including its leader.
At least 51 people died on Wednesday during another attack in the town of Otukpo.