Killings: Gowon Visits Benue, Calls For Investigation Of Miyetti Allah

On July 22, 2018 33 Comments

Former Nigerian Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (rtd) on Saturday visited Benue state Governor Samuel Ortom in Makurdi, the State capital.

The Elder Statesman visited the state to commiserate with the government and people of Benue over the killings in the state which he feared was taking a religious dimension.

Speaking to journalists at the Government House in Makurdi, Gen. Gowon expressed disappointment over the handling of security situation in the country, calling for immediate questioning of the leaders of Miyetti Allah.

He, however, commended Governor Ortom and the Benue State government for the way the issue was being handled.

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He said “I think security agencies should invite and question the leadership of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore who had earlier threatened to unleash violence on Benue State.

“I was out of the country when two priests and 17 worshipers were killed in a church in the state during a morning mass. I extend my condolences to the government and people of the state.

“I am sad and worried at the religious dimension the killings is assuming, the authorities should redouble their effort to deal with the security situation because if that is not done, the country could descend into a religious war, with no one coming out victorious.

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“For us to survive as a nation; we must learn to live together as one regardless of ethnicity or religion.”

Welcoming the elder statesman, Governor Ortom, represented by his Deputy, Engr Benson Abounu thanked him for coming to commiserate with them and lending his voice for the federal government to take decisive actions to end the violence.

He disclosed that though the killings have reduced due to the change of tactics by the military who upgraded their operation in the state from “exercise cat race” to “operation whirl stroke,” the threat is not over yet as killings still go on in many places.”

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Comments (33)


  1. Anonymous says:

    He has just woken from 51 years slumber (1967-2018) You should run to Great Ojukwu’s grave to sincerely cry for his forgiveness. The injustices he tried to address in 1967 is what you are just seeing in 2018.

  2. Anonymous says:

    At last Yakubu Gowon has woken to the reality that prayers alone is not enough to save his people from the menace of Fulani land hunger. Yes, cos the rebuilders of the destroyed temple at Jerusalem worked full armed fighting off violent oppositions simultaneously.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I am simply happy that you are still alive to witnessing the fruit of your wickedness to us d Igbos….. Even u have No Meaning Anymore to the country u led to massacre us the Igbos both men, women & children!! Good morning, vampire!

  4. Anonymous says:

    They had been saying it on videos, newspaper publications that they are responsible for the ethnic and religious cleansing in Nigeria but the Buhari administration does nothing to either proclaim this group as terrorist, bring them to justice and stop the killings rather, busy trying to get votes for another four years term come 2019(God forbid).

  5. Anonymous says:

    Gowon is yet to come to understand that Karma is a good record keeper. He has suddenly forgotten how he allied with the terrorist Hausa Fulani to massacre Biafrans, including unarmed and helpless pregnant women and children. Today, it’s pay back time. He (Gowon) is crying, T.Y Danjuma is crying on the other side. Lovely! Thank God they are alive to reap the evil of their deeds. This is just the preamble. We suffered; now we have moved on, doing well, while they face the consequences of their evil against us even from their ally, Fulani.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Gowon remember that you promise to put on kaky to defend your one Nigeria,when you can not even defend your own community,the blood of innocent children women and men of Biafrans will not until justice is done.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Fulani terrorist government is worse than Boko Haram Buhari dictatorship government is running a terrorist government with his Fulani terrorist group in killing Christains on daily basis

  8. Anonymous says:

    Nemesis is following unaa, may una go beg igbos for d role d North Central play in the killing of igbos, if not d whole North Central never see anything yet, useless Nigerians

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