Activities along Abuja high way by Uromi axis were brought to a halt this morning as women in large number protest the incessant killing, raping and kidnapping of residents by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
Recent among the criminal victims is Chief Dennis Abuda, an America based Nigerian. Chief Abuda was kidnapped and later found dead while on his way back to America.
Also recent, it’s the killing of farmers by suspected Fulani herdsmen at Ugo village in Orhionmwon local government area of Edo state on Saturday.
The actual number of people killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Ugo is yet to be ascertained as three dead bodies have been discovered and found in the forest.
Edo youths in a Press Conference this morning issued a 72 hours ultimatum to the Edo State Commissioner of police to fish out the killers of the farmers otherwise the youths will engage the state with massive mass protest.
Kola Edokpayi who read the decision of the youths at the Press Conference with representatives from many television houses in the country, called on all the chiefs and leaders in various communities in Edo State to refund the proceeds of sales of any land to Fulani.
Adding that, the chiefs and some leaders in the community are silent on the killing and raping of their mothers by suspected Fulani herdsmen because they have collected money and sold lands to the herders.
Edo youths also called on the Edo state government, Godwin Obaseki to set up and form civilian security network like Amotekun in the South West so that the community will be well armed to challenge and drive away the killer Fulani herdsmen.
The youths added that the Fulani herdsmen are well armed with AK-47 and wondered how the people can fight them with mere stick and cutlasses.
“Is it that Fulani herdsmen have immunity or above the law”, the youths asked.
While the press conference was on in Benin city, the Edo State capital, group of women at Uromi blocked many major roads including the Abuja high way to protest the killing, raping and kidnapping by suspected Fulani herdsmen in the area.
The women echoed Fulani must go.