Buhari government has failed Tiv people – Benue group

A group, Mdzough U Tiv, Lagos State chapter, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to proscribe the Myetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association.

It said the government had failed the Tiv people.

The group said the proscription of the group remained the only panacea to the killings by herdsmen in the country.

The group, in a statement on Tuesday by its President, Kwaghbo Simeon, and Secretary, Chado Isaac, lamented that despite continued killings by herdsmen in Benue State, the Federal Government was yet to address the problem with the required seriousness.

According to the group, it had become obvious that the killer herdsmen were on an ethnic cleansing mission in Benue State.

“It is a pity that the government of Nigeria rather than acting decisively by deploying the necessary security apparatus to decimate these murderous herdsmen, has resorted to playing blame games with the plight of the Tiv man.

“They have resorted to accusations, threats and, in some cases, outright blackmail. President Buhari saw it good to proscribe IPOB and Niger-Delta Avengers as terrorist groups but has refused to date, to do the same to the murderous Fulani herdsmen.

“The Tiv people are being attacked on all fronts, socially, politically and economically. No matter the challenge, in moments of crisis, a good leader will find some backroom channels across the divide. But rather, the Tiv people have been left to fester with the genocide cheaply presented as a conflict between farmers and herdsmen by Buhari’s security chiefs.

“So far, the security agencies have failed the Tiv people, the government has failed the Tiv people. The international community has failed the Tiv people. We are now left with nowhere and no one to run to,” the group lamented.


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