27 May 2016
Representatives of communities that have fallen victim of herdsmen attacks in Benue State, Nigeria have demanded the sum of 100 billion Naira as compensation for the attacks.
Their demands were laid down at a public hearing organised by the House of Representatives Committee on Police Affairs.
The public hearing which held for a day was set up to look into the alarming increase in the number of unidentified herdsmen in Benue State and its threat to life and properties in the state.
Different community groups from the state, the Police IG and the Deputy Governor of Benue State, Benson Abounu gathered at the public hearing to make their contributions.
While representatives of the community groups suggested ways to manage the situation, the Deputy Governor of the State put forward measures recommended by the Benue State Government towards resolving the situation.
The lawmakers present sympathized with the people of Benue State and appealed to representatives of the community groups to let peace reign while efforts are being made by Government to bring the situation under control.
Efforts so far put into combating the situation by the Police and the Federal Government has been futile.
Meanwhile, there has been no feedback from the Federal Government concerning the demands raised.