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Why we stoned Senator Akume’s motorcade in Makurdi – Benue IDPs

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Internally Displaced Individuals, IDPs, in Benue State have cited intense anger and frustration as the rationale they pelted with rocks and rotten tomatoes the motorcade of Minister of Particular Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Senator George Akume in Makurdi on Monday.

A few of the IDPs, who spoke to journalists on nameless circumstances, mentioned they’re offended on the federal authorities for failing to guard them from ‘killer herdsmen’ who’ve killed their family members and displaced them from their ancestral houses.

A few of them additionally expressed frustration on alleged failure of the Buhari administration to meet its promise made to them in 2019 by way of Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, that the sum of N10 billion was going to be made obtainable for his or her return and rehabilitation of their houses.

One of many IDPs, who recognized himself as Iorpenda Ubii, questioned why Senator Akume ought to “flip towards the individuals of the state” allegedly by taking sides with these he described as sponsors of killer herdsmen.

Mr. Ubii lamented that quite than Akume calling on the federal authorities to beef up safety for the terrorised individuals of the state, they had been shocked to see heavy safety presence escorting the Minister to Makurdi with out even stopping to say a phrase of greeting to them.

It was gathered that the offended IDPs, on Monday threw stones, rotten tomatoes and different objects on the motorcade of the Minister which was led on the journey to Mkurdi by a detachment of closely armed policemen with an armoured personnel service.

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