The founder of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force, Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, has urged the people of the Middle-belt region of Nigeria to protect themselves against attacks by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
Dokubo-Asari said this in an interview with the Punch.
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.
He 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.”
Dokubo-Asari accused the President Muhammadu Buhari government of complicity in what he termed a pogrom, dismissing the allegation by those in power that some opposition politicians are responsible for the killings in their respective domains.