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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.

Hoodlums terrorise Ugbowo, Uselu residents in Benin with house-to-house robbery

Residents of Uselu, Ugbowo and environs in Benin City are faced with turbid times in the hands of some suspected armed criminal gangs who now parade adjoining streets and rob shop owners of their goods, kill and harrased harmless residents in broad day light operations.

With similar attacks also taking place in other areas of Textile Mill Road, Medical Stores, Okhoro, Isihor and Oluku axis during the day, it was learned that, some residents are seeking God’s intervention following the failure of police operatives to fully resume duty.

Despite battle for supremacy between cult rivalry groups who had embarked on embarrassing wanton killings of one another, hopes were gradually gathering momentum for a peaceful resolve between the groups.

Upper Sakponba had been the epicenter of the resultant clashes but with the recent presence of security joint task force there, it appears that, the fleeing suspects have taken Uselu-Ugbowo-
Medical Stores as their new abode.

The worst hit areas are residents of Good Samaritan Street,
Ediakean Primary School Road, Iyase, Ebo Junction and Etiosa suburb, who are forced to sleep early with doors closed and hallucinating similar attacks.

It was gathered that shop owners close up their shops by 4pm and resume sales at 8:30am with most areas around deserted and lonely enough for criminal onslaughts.

Commercial activities have hit all time low over incessant gun shots that had continued to rent the air at free will, resulting to killings in most cases.

Days ago, a man who was reportedly returning home from work was attacked and killed around First Federal Road with his lifeless body seen in the early hours of the following day.

According to a source, the deceased was few meters away from his place when he was reportedly hacked to death.

Similarly, a middle age furniture apprentice, who was at his furniture stall had his life was cut short by the suspected criminals who ambushed him while he was said to have gone to buy materials for a job.

A senior resident who spoke to us on condition of anonymity, said “the gang of armed robbers moved door-to-door, shooting or hacking some of their victims to death”.
According to him, “they rob traders’ shops on a daily basis. Everyday, we are afraid of the criminal elements. They move around brandishing guns and weapons of mass destruction.

“They do not only threaten their victims, but rob them of their belongings. Those children are very scary”.

“We are appealing to appropriate authorities to protect the live and properties they took oath for. We can’t sleep with our eyes closed”.

It would be recall that More than four police divisional stations across the city centre were burned recently in a peaceful protest against police brutality turned violence.

Statistics are difficult to come by, but many would say Edo State, particularly Benin City, has seen increase in crime in recent weeks.

The level of murder and robbery rates have risen since the advent of #EndSARS protest which was believed to have been hijacked by suspected hoodlums and cultists, leaving no fewer than 38 persons murdered since the cult clashes.

As at the time of filing this report, sounds from the security vehicles parading were heard moving into the flash points of the adjoining streets in Uselu to signal their presence in the danger zones as sounds of heavy gun shooting at every interval rent the air.