Following the series of killings by suspected herdsmen in the Middle Belt region, the founder of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force, Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, has called on the people of the region to protect themselves against attacks by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
He said even though the people of Plateau, Benue, Kogi, Taraba and Nasarawa states should not be complaining of having on their own embraced their “enemies”, they should rise up in their own defence and stop the consumption of cow meat.
Speaking in an interview with Saturday PUNCH, Dokubo-Asari said, “They should stop crying like babies and stop behaving like cowards because the people who are killing them are not gods. The first law of survival is self defence.
“Till today, people in Plateau, Benue, Kogi, Taraba and Kogi states are still eating their cows. Those of us that are not eating their cows are extremists. It is shameful that the people of Middle Belt are crying like babies and other people are killing them. Don’t they have hands to defend their lives?
“They have every right to defend themselves. They should protect themselves and stop complaining.”
While alleging that government was complicit in what he termed a pogrom, he faulted the allegation that some politicians who appeared to be in the opposition were responsible for the killings in their respective domains.