Nigerians in UK Protest incessant killings in Benue
London, Jan. 22, 2018 (AltAfrika)-A sizeable number of Nigerians living in the United Kingdom today hit the streets of London to protest repeated killings in Benue state and other parts of the country calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign if unable to protect the lives and property of Nigerians.
The protesters numbering over 100 converged on Trafalgar Square in London from where they proceeded to the Nigerian High Commission and the office of the British Prime Minister, at number 10 Downing street where the leaders of the organisers, the Mutual Union of Tivs in UK, (MUTUK) were ushered in to submit their letter of grievances.
Things almost got out of hand at the Nigerian High Commission as no official of the Commission was willing to attend to crowd but for the swift intervention of the British Police who calmly pacified the crowd to vacate the entrance to the consular section of the Commission.
Eventually, one Doctor Niyi Ojo came to address the restive crowd onbehalf of the High Commissioner with assurances that their letter would be sent to the appropriate quarters in Nigeria.
Many of the protesters were clad in Tiv traditional attire singing and calling on President Buhari to resign if incapacitated and unwilling to fulfil his oath of office and mandate to protect lives and property in Nigeria.
Some of the banner displayed at the protest read “stop blood thirsty Fulani herdsmen now. Nigeria Government stop your silence now. We don’t want another Rwanda, protect lives not cows, Buhari must go”
President of MUTUK, Mr Kuran Gwakyaa told Alternativeafrika that the protest was imperative to alert the international community to the genocide being perpetrated by the Fulanis in Nigeria.