Not less than thirty-six people, including students of the College of Education in Katsina-Ala, have been killed in an attack by Fulani herdsmen.
According to reports, Shikaan Mbagena Kpav, a TIV community in Benue State was attacked in the early hours of Thursday.
The incident has stirred reactions on social media as Nigerians condemned President Muhammadu Buhari for not acting.
Nigerians are retweeting a hashtag, #BenueUnderAttack, and lamenting the silence of the federal government and security agencies to address the situation of the killer herdsmen.
“When Israel and Palestine were at war for about eight days, the world was alarmed and everybody was shouting but in Nigeria, serious genocide is ongoing against Christians in a total blackout of the press, in Benue today this is what Fulani herdsmen killed over 100 people, the world is quiet,” a commentator said.
“I write this in Tears, Pain and Anguish. I have a few questions that deserve answers: What have the TIV people done? What have our ancestors done wrong that we haven’t been told to at least beg for forgiveness on their behalf? Pls retweet to the World to see,” another wrote.
“If you see these pictures about the Genocide ongoing in Benue State and you are not scared or worried then you are not human. Retweet for the world to know about this ugly work done by Fulani herdsmen.”
“Don’t say it is happening in Benue and it doesn’t concern you, when they are done with Benue they will have free access to the south. Lend your voice now!!! #BenueUnderAttack.”
“Hello, big brother @magnitofreshout we your fans are under attack here in Benue. There’s a bloody genocide going on. Pls, lend your voice #BenueUnderAttack.”