Special Assisntant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, says the recent killings recorded in Benue state have been carried out by ”abnormal and unnatural herdsmen”.
Adesina said this while reacting to the gruesome murder of two priests and 17 others in a Catholic church in Benue. Speaking in an interview with Channels TV, Adesina said;
“What we now seem to have on our hands are the normal herdsmen who carry sticks and cutlass and some abnormal and unnatural herdsmen who are killers in disguise who perpetrate this evil. You see that it is a multi-dimensional thing now. It is beyond the ordinary farmers-herdsmen clash which we have had with us for decades.”
Benue state has been faced with series of attacks from men believed to be Fulani herdsmen. On January 1st, an attack by suspected herdsmen on two communities left 71 persons dead. Just yesterday, 22 other persons were killed in an attack by suspected herders.