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Herdsmen killings: Shun cow meat, Dokubo- Asari tells Middle-Belt residents

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Following the series of killings by suspected herdsmen in the Middle Belt region, the founder of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force , Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo – Asari , has called on the people of the region to protect themselves against attacks by suspected Fulani herdsmen .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 .

Speaking in an interview with Saturday PUNCH , Dokubo – Asari 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 . ”

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While alleging that government was complicit in what he termed a pogrom , he faulted the allegation that some politicians who appeared to be in the opposition were responsible for the killings in their respective domains .

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