Long before the herdsmen violence Benue State had been suffering an extreme "violence" of a different kind; Vicious poverty.
#Benue State, presently in the throes of the worst violent onslaught on its peoples, has been long caught up in another extreme “violence”, that of a deadly vicious cycle of poverty.Benue economy is mostly agrarian.
Jan 6, 2018 • 37 tweets • 7 min read
The systematic #Fulaniherdsmen killings in Benue State can be attributed to several reasons;climate change, pacification of the Tivs & forceful occupation of the Benue Trough by the Fulanis etc.But the one cause that's often overlooked is the complicity of the ruling elite.THREAD
HOW SUCCESSIVE BENUE STATE GOVERNMENTS/GOVERNORS
MADE BENUE FARMERS SOFT TARGETS FOR FULANI HERDSMEN.
This is a thread of pain.
Pain of opportunities lost.
Pain of a harvest of blood. @DrJoeAbah@ayosogunro@Chxta@DemolaRewaju@KSN_online@kengkengati@GovSamuelOrtom
Dec 2, 2017 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
#mySARSexperience. (Thread) My encounter with #SARS occurred while I was on a trip somewhere between Ajaokuta and Anyigba in Kogi State. They had set up a roadblock and flagged me down.When I stopped, one of them came over and asked for the car particulars I obliged. #ScrapSARS
Finding nothing wrong with the papers, he asked for the receipt of my number plate! Number plate receipt? I told him I didn't have and he said he will arrest me and take me to the station, that's when I lost my cool #ScrapSARS
Nov 20, 2017 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
SORROWS OF MOTHERHOOD
He’s asleep snoring
Asleep in a drunken stupor
He is my husband
And I his wife
And I lie awake
On our bed
My body aching for his touch
My mind full of memories
Memories of the love we…
But is it my fault?
Is it my fault that I gave birth to our four lovely children?
Is it my fault that my body ages from the chores of motherhood?
Why should our bundles of joy burden my heart with sorrow?
My dear husband