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Boko Haram ‘Agatu attacks similar to sect’s,’ Lawmaker says

Entonu, who represents the Apa/Agatu Federal Constituency, made the comment on Sunday, May 1, 2016.

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House of Representatives member, Adamu Entonu has urged the Federal Government to treat the recent attack by Fulani herdsmen in Agatu, Benue State the same way that it treats attacks by terrorist sect, Boko Haram.

Entonu, who represents the Apa/Agatu Federal Constituency, made the comment on Sunday, May 1, 2016, while speaking to Punch.

“The situation in Agatu remains pathetic. Over 7,000 villagers were displaced and they cannot return home because the attackers left nothing for them. Till date, no reconstruction of infrastructure has taken place. There are no facilities and as a result, more people are dying,” he said.

“Apart from the National Emergency Management Agency, which sent some relief materials initially, there is nothing else that has happened in the area. The materials sent by NEMA were even grossly inadequate. More urgent is the need to quickly rebuilt infrastructure and send these people back to their homes.

“The attacks in Agatu followed the same pattern as the Boko Haram invasion of communities in the North-East. We call on the government to give similar attention to Agatu like it is doing with the North-East; they should reconstruct these villages so that the survivors can return to their normal life,” he added.

300 people were reported dead in the Agatu attack which occurred in February, but former Senate President, David Mark, who is from Benue, put the casualty figure at 500.


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