The Nigerian Federal government has ordered an investigation into communal clashes involving cattle rearers in Agatu, Benue state.
Hundreds of people are feared dead after the villages Okokolo, Akwu, Ocholonya, Adagbo, Ugboku and Aila were burnt down by attackers. The clashes were majorly between Fulani herdsmen and local farmers.
The President has finally broken his silence on the incident. The President’s media spokesman, Garba Shehu said, “We will conduct an investigation to know exactly what happened. The only way to bring an end to the violence once and for all is to look beyond one incident and ascertain exactly what factors are behind the conflicts,”
“We are all one nation and one people. There should not be any reason why Nigerians of any group or tongue cannot now reside with one another wherever they find themselves after decades of living together.”