A member of the House of Representatives, Rep. Benjamin Mzondu, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari, to declare a total war on killer-herdsmen and bandits in Benue State.
The lawmaker representing Makurdi and Guma Federal Constituency, made the call following the recent mass killings in Yelwata, Guma Local of Benue State.
According to him, besides Yelwata, almost all council wards in his constituency, were under constant attacks my these groups, since 2018.
His words: “It must be noted that Yelwata, of Guma Local Government, which shares borders with Nasarawa State, has along with, Udei, Mbaye-yandev, Uvir, Saav, Nzorov, Mbadwem, Mbabai, Kambe, all in Guma Local government and Mbaku in modern market, Mbalagh in Makurdi Local Government, 10 council wards out of the 21 council wards in my federal constituency, are displaced and their ancestral homes, taken over by militia herdsmen.
“There can be no excuse on earth, to warrant the mass killing of infants and women, the burning of an entire community and the deliberate aim to wipe out an entire people from existence, since 2018, when the first massacre of over 70 people, by these same demons, occurred.