Amnesty Intl Urges Nigerian Govt To Address Herdsmen Menace Proactively


Amnesty International has urged the Federal Government to be proactive in addressing the clashes between herdsmen and farmers to prevent further breakdown of law and order.

This was made known on Thursday by the a director of the organisation, Osai Ojigho.

Ojigho is worried that the recent attacks by suspected herdsmen on some communities in Benue State and those recorded in other parts of the country might get out of hands if not tackled squarely.

Speaking on Channels TV, she said: “We are really reaching a boiling point of total anarchy.

“If you are to look at how things are developing, there’s a lot of anger from different affected communities and including those who actually are bearing the brunt of losing family members at this time of the year.

“We’ve been following the incessant killings that have been happening in this sort of clashes throughout last year and, of course, at the beginning of the year we woke up to experience another wave at an escalating level that we never thought would get to this point.”

Ojigho also seized the opportunity to call on Muhammadu Buhari-led govt to be proactive in addressing the herdsmen menace.

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