- Some Numan youths of Adamawa have protested against the destruction of lives by suspected herdsmen in their communities
- The youths stormed the NASS building in the state demanding the intervention of the state and federal governments in their plights
- They alleged that about 21 villages in their communities have been ravaged by terrorists
More than 200 Numan natives of Adamawa state on Thursday, May 24, stormed the National Assembly protesting against mindless killings of their people by suspected herdsmen.
The young natives from Bwatiye tribe came to the National Assembly with placards with different inscriptions. They alleged that herdsmen have been ravaging their communities while the government turns a blind eye, claiming that about 21 villages have been destroyed due to the terrorist activities, Vanguard reports.
One of their leaders stated: "We are here to let NASS know what we have been going through. We want them to come to our aid. We are not indicting the state government, but we want our lives protected. We’re adding our voices to the calls by our elders.”
The Numan youths also submitted a petition to the National Assembly under the Bwatiye Development Association (BDA), containing strong demands. The petition was signed by their president, Chief Hezron Fada. In her address to the hurting youths, their representative at the House of Representatives, Talatu Yohanna, said that as part of government, she would convey their predicament to the House.
Yohanna said: “We demand that the Federal Government sets up the machinery to identify these foreign forces and their Nigerian counterparts. They should be prosecuted and punished for their heinous crimes against the Nigerian nation.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that an alleged attack by suspected herdsmen on four villages in Adamawa had reportedly left over 15 people dead.
Legit.ng gathered that the villages attacked by the suspected herders included Bolki, Bang, Zumoso and Gon in Numan and Lamurde local government areas of the state.
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