Some suspected Fulani herdsmen have attacked Shikaan Mbagena Kpav, a TIV community in Benue State, killing at least 36 residents including students of the College of Education in the Katsina-Ala area of the state.
It was gathered that the suspected Fulani herdsmen stormed the community in the early hours of Thursday, and carried out the attack.
The unfortunate massacre has generated varying reactions among Nigerians on social media who condemned the ongoing silent “genocide” under the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
However, there are conflicting figures of casualties as some believed the assailants might have killed up to 100 Benue residents.
Nigerians on Twitter are currently retweeting a hashtag, #BenueUnderAttack, and lamenting the incompetence of the Federal Government and security agencies to address the situation of the killer herdsmen.
#BenueUnderAttack is one of the most trending topics on Twitter, with over 100,000 tweets, as at the time of filing this report.
Below are some of the tweets trending on Twitter:
NIGERIA DON’T HAVE A PRESIDENT. THAT MAN IN ASO ROCK IS NOT OUR PRESIDENT. NIGERIA IS BLEEDING, OUR MOTHERS, SISTERS, FATHERS ARE BEING KILLED DAILY. PLEASE WE NEED HELP @CONGRESSMANRAJA 🙏🙏
— KIKI GANI (@BLOGKIKI_) MAY 28, 2021
EXCEPT BENUE GETS THEIR OWN SUNDAY IGBOHO, THESE ALMOST DAILY ATTACKS THAT HAVE CHARACTERISED #BENUEUNDERATTACK WILL CONTINUE TO HAPPEN. IF BENUE PEOPLE CLASH WITH COWS, GENERAL @MBUHARI WILL ALWAYS SIDE WITH COWS. BENUE NEEDS AN IGBOHO THAT WILL SIDE WITH THEM#TABLESHAKER
— RENO OMOKRI (@RENOOMOKRI) MAY 28, 2021
ABOUT 36 PERSONS WERE KILLED JUST YESTERDAY IN BENUE STATE, THERE’S SERIOUS GENOCIDE GOING ON IN BENUE STATE.
HOW LONG WILL THE PEOPLE SUFFER THIS? INSECURITY IN THE STATE IS AT IT APEX.
— BENUEGIANT⚙️ #BENUEUNDERATTACK (@ONE_DOSH) MAY 28, 2021
— MAYOWA OLAGUNJU ❁ (@IAM_DOCTORMAYOR) MAY 28, 2021
I’M EVEN SCARED OF TRAVELING WITHIN SOME TOWNS IN BENUE FOR THE SAFETY OF MY LIFE AND OTHERS. THE GOVERNOR IS TRYING BUT FOR HOW LONG SHALL WE LIVE IN FEAR. TODAY NAKA, TOMORROW AGATU, NEXT TOMORROW GUMA AND THE SCORE CONTINUES.😭😭😭#BENUEUNDERATTACK
— PROF YATEGHTEGH S K 🇳🇬🇷🇼🏁 (@YATEGHTEGHS) MAY 28, 2021