Protests have rocked the North-Central state of Benue after President Muhammadu Buhari stormed the area on a visit.
Some of the protesters
It has been reported that the families of those killed in New Year Day’s attacks by suspected Fulani herdsmen staged a peaceful protest against President Muhammadu Buhari in Makurdi, Benue State, on Monday.
President Buhari was on one day visit to Benue State to find lasting solution to herdsmen and farmers clash in the state and other parts of the country.
According to The Nation, the protesters who were about 50 in number carried placards to Government House in Makurdi, venue of the meeting between Buhari and people of Benue.
Security personnel however prevented the protesters from going into the Government House.
They, however, staged a peaceful protest at Government House roundabout and openly displayed placards.
The protesters, who were decked in all black outfits, sang songs of mourning and asked President Buhari to end the killings or resign.
Some of the placards read: “End the killings or resign, Buhari every one is a Yusuf.”
The placards featured pictures of those killed on New Year Day.
At the time the President was leaving for the airport, the protesters displayed their placards boldly and sang on top of their voice.
It was not clear if the President heard or sighted the protesters.