BENUE INDIGENS PROTESTED IN NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
Some indigenes of Benue State have taken their search for justice for victims of herdsmen killings to the National Assembly.
They took their protest to the legislature, occupying the entrance of the National Assembly, on Thursday, 48 hours after both chambers of the lawmakers debated the issue.
The protesters demanded that both the Senate and the House of Representatives speed up their investigations, and ensure that all those behind the killings face the law.
The Deputy Minority leader of the House of Representatives, Honourable Chukwuka Onyema, who addressed the protesters on behalf of the Federal lawmakers gave assurance of the government to address the situation once and for all.
“We have set up a panel, the panel is going to come back to us and tell us their findings. I don’t think anyone in his right senses will sit down and allow this kind of thing (the killings) to happen. We have called on security agencies and we are going to do our best. You will hear of our resolutions and when we come up with our resolution, I think the whole of Benue will be proud of us,” Onyema said.