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Nigerians must rise up against terrorist herdsmen now, or lose the country

A public affairs analyst and human rights activist, Comrade Patrick Eholor has cried out that the war against terror herdsmen must be taken very seriously by every Nigerian before it consumes the whole country.

Eholor was reacting to a series of kidnaps, murders, rapes and robberies being committed by the herdsmen, from all of northern Nigeria to the whole south of the country.

The activist who was particularly irked by the rape and murder of a woman, recorded and posted online by the herdsmen, sounded the alarm that it was a matter of urgency as the herdsmen were making life a living hell for all Nigerians. He also made reference to the heinous killing of an Edo prince, Chief Dennis Abuda who had returned to Nigeria to celebrate Christmas with his family. He was on his way back to the United States, when they were kidnapped and and taken into the forest, where he was allegedly shot by the kidnappers.

“His only crime was that he was ill and could not walk fast. That was why they shot him in cold blood!”, he lamented.

Eholor, who is also known as ‘Ultimate Equals’ stated: “they are coming for you all, it’s only a matter of time. If you don’t rise up right now, their mission is to completely destroy Nigeria”.

He also stated “I watched a recorded video excerpt with anger and disgust the manner and way women are being dehumanized, debased and raped by Fulani herdsmen in our territorial bushes and forests. It has become a reoccurring issue with no foreseeable intent by the authorities to proffer sustainable and permanent solution. This horror is worse than what we see in the animal kingdom. Subconsciously we as a nation are dragging our image to rubble by failing to speak up and act adequately to condemn horror.

“The worst risk is doing nothing. By this, we are postponing worst catastrophes. Well minded Nigerians must rise to the occasion and defend the country. There is no going to sleep on this matter. We all should arise and defend the fundamentals of our very existence.

He also made reference to the liberation movements of Eastern Security Network of the Indigenous People of Biafra in the South East, and that of Sunday Igboho, the Yoruba leader who has been calling for the outright sacking of gun-wielding killer herdsmen in the whole of Southwestern Nigeria.

Eholor said the sacking of herdsmen in the South East and South West should spell a total uprising for the rest of the country, who must take up arms and battle the Fulanis, since the security and the government have failed woefully to do that.

Killer herdsmen shoot at Benue Gov Ortom

Benue Governor Samuel Ortom said herdsmen shot at him while he was in his farm located along Makurdi – Naka road in Makurdi, Benue state capital.

Speaking with journalists during an interactive session in Makurdi on Monday, Ortom reiterated his call for arrest and prosecution of Meyitta Allah for instigating violence against farmers in Benue state.

“I went my farm last week and the herdsmen who were coming back to Benue state in their numbers shot at me, ” Ortom stated.

He said it took the intervention of men of Operation Whirlstroke who came to his rescue before the herdsmen took to their heels.

Ortom expressed concerns that herdsmen are allowed to carry sophisticated weapons more than security agencies while farmers are arrested for holding cutlasses in the farm.

According to the Governor, herdsmen are not coming for grazing but for interiors, declaring he was ready to defend the interest of his people.

He said Nigeria is no longer in the 50s and 60s when cows were grazing for free.

“Anti- open grazing prohibition law is still in force and anyone who wants to do business of animal husbandry must embrace ranching,” the Governor declared.

He stated that the ranching law is not against anyone but aimed at protecting farmers and herdsmen.