Makurdi, 28 September, 2022 / 8:56 pm (ACI Africa).
A total of 29 people were killed in separate attacks between September 1 and 25 in various parts served by the Catholic Dioceses of Makurdi and Katsina Ala in Nigeria’s Benue State, a recent report has indicated.
In the report shared with ACI Africa on Monday, September 26, Bishop Wilfred Chikpa Anagbe appeals for prayers and calls for the international community to amplify the cry of Nigerians who are suffering at the hands of Islamist Fulani herdsmen who seem to be on a killing spree in the Central and Southern parts of the West African country.
“Dear friends, I invite you to continue to pray for us here in Nigeria. How could a people be consistently subjected to these kinds of attacks without consequences from the government or other authorities?” Bishop Anagbe poses in the September update of the security situation in Benue State.
He adds, “Those of us who live with these killings know that the perpetrators of the genocidal attacks on our people are connected in high places; this is why no one is ever apprehended for such killings and destruction. This is why we need you to be our voices and help get our stories out.”
According to the Bishop of Makurdi, what is happening in the Nigerian State is a “genocidal situation” that he says is getting out of hand.