The Benue State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria has filed a complaint at the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) over alleged killings and wanton destruction of property by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Benue State.
A statement by the Chief Information Officer of the Commission says the Executive Secretary of NHRC, Prof. Bem Angwe, while receiving the report expresses sadness that these killings and destruction of property have continued over time and a lot of people have lost their lives as a result of these numerous attacks.
Professor Angwe promised that the commission would carry out an impartial investigation into the matter and also ensure that justice prevails at the end of the day.
He also called on the federal and state governments to take proactive steps to restore the affected families to their original abode in order to avert hunger as the farmers, whose produce feed the nation, no longer go to their farms for fear of attacks.
The statement added the CAN Chairman, Benue State Chapter, Rev. Augustine Akpen Leva, expressed dismay at what it described as the failure of government to curb the incessant, unwarranted killings and wanton destruction of property allegedly perpetrated by suspected Fulani herdsmen against the people of Benue State.