Group Drags FG To ECOWAS Court Over Herdsmen Killing

by on October 26, 2016

Determined to seek redress for the wanton destruction of lives and properties by Fulani herdsmen in Benue state, the Movement against Fulani Occupation, (MAFO) has dragged the Federal Government to the ECOWAS Court in Abuja

Speaking after the hearing,Terrence Vembe,counsel to MAFO stressed that the FG had done enough to protect the lives and properties of citizens in view of the se­ries of massacre perpetrated by the herds­men.

However, the counsel to the FG de­manded more time to respond to the suit filed against them as the court adjourned for November 9.

In a related development, the spokesperson of (MAFO), Gideon Inyom, whilst submitting a petition at the National Hu­man Rights Commission,decried a situa­tion where President Buhari didnot raise concern over the terrorist activities of the herdsmen in Nigeria in his address at the UN General Assembly.

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Inyom appealed to the NHRC to do the needful and save the lives of Benue indi­genes.

Earlier the Deputy Director, Protection and Investigation at the NHRC, Lambert Okpara said the Commission will leave no stone unturned in promoting and protect­ing the Rights of citizens as he received the petition from MAFO.

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