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– The Mutual Union of Tivs in the United Kingdom convened a protest over herdsmen killing
– The protest also has the support of the Nigerian community in the UK
Dozens of people on Monday embarked on a protest at Trafalgar Square, London, condemning the incessant killings of innocent Nigerians by suspected Fulani herdsmen in various parts of Nigeria. particularly in Benue state.
The protesters while chanting, ” Buhari, no more killing,” expressed disappointment on the silence of the Nigerian government.
They were seen holding placards with inscriptions like “Nigerian Government stop your silence on Fulani herdsmen’ ‘Blood ‘Nigeria life matters,’ ‘Stop killing Nigerians, Enough is Enough’
The protesters called on the Nigerian government to find a lasting solution to the clashes
The protest will proceed to both the Nigerian High Commission and later to 10, Downing Street.
According to reports the Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation Americas (NIDOA) urged the federal government to check the activities of armed herdsmen in Nigeria, saying they pose a security threat to the country.
NIDOA, in a statement by Patience Key, its chairperson, and George Nwogu, public relations director, Board of Trustees, condemned what they termed the needless and mindless killings of innocent Nigerians by armed herdsmen.
“It is appalling that in spite of the country’s strict gun control laws, persons purported to be herdsmen carry and use military-style assault weapons openly with impunity,” the group said.
It called for efforts to regulate the open cattle grazing method in the country to modern standards that utilise ranches as done in other countries and ensure respect for the dignity of human lives and property.