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Herdsmen still killing our people despite COVID-19 lockdown – Biafra group alleges



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The Biafra Nations Youth League, BNYL, on Wednesday decried the Nigerian government’s failure to clamp down on killer herdsmen ravaging communities despite the COVID-19 lockdown.

BNYL was reacting to the recent herdsmen attacks across the nation.

The group lamented that herdsmen were freely crossing state borders despite the lockdown.

Deputy National Leader of BNYL, Takon Akor, said that the people that have died in the hands of the herders recently “have surpassed those allegedly killed by the novel Coronavirus.”

In a statement signed and sent to DAILY POST, BNYL said security agencies are focused on killing and arresting innocent people in the Southeast for violating lockdown orders but cannot locate herdsmen who are freely moving and crossing border states to kill people.

Akor said: “They have not arrested or killed any single herder, but we keep hearing of the killings at Onitsha and other areas. I challenge them to haunt the Fulani killers who are freely crossing state borders despite lockdown.

“We can choose to disrespect this lockdown and mobilize our men to set the Fulani residents in the bushes on fire.

“We know where they hide in Benue, and from Obudu and Bekwara to where they are in Vendeikya is walkable. As it stands, we have access to Benue despite this lockdown; we are also wanderers like them because we are both local and international cross border group and capable of matching them down”.

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