Heavy Military Presence Terrify Benue People - eritvnews

Heavy Military Presence Terrify Benue People


 In Gboko, stern-looking soldiers has heightened tension in Gboko, the traditional seat of the Tiv nation in Benue State.

It was gathered that the soldiers moved into the ancient town on Thursday with five armoured tanks and drove round major roads in the town.
The President General, Mdzough U Tiv (the Tiv major socio-cultural group), Chief Edwarf Ujege, described the deployment of soldiers to Gboko as ‘a clear evidence that the Federal Government is protecting one group against the Tiv nation.”

Ujege condemned the killing of seven travellers on Wednesday in Gboko but expressed concern about the deployment of soldiers because of an incident caused by some irate youths.
He lamented that at the time herdsmen were killing people, the Federal Government did not send troops to the area.

“We are not happy with the manner the government is handling this crisis. It is like the Federal Government tends to protect one group against the other, though we condemn the incident in Gboko which was caused by hoodlums,” he said.

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