Cross River communities cry out over dumping of refugees in their localities
On March 28, 2012 · In News

Three communities in Obanliku Local Government Area of Cross River State have cried out over the dumping of Fulani refugees in their localities allegedly by the Benue State Government.

The refugees, who are Fulani herdsmen, are said to be indigenes of Taraba State.

Speaking to newsmen on the development, the clan heads of Utanga, Bagga and Besenge communities frowned at the idea of 4,000 Fulani refugees being escorted by armed soldiers, were brought and dumped in their localities without first informing them and seeking their consent.

They, therefore, want the refugees taken to Taraba if the Benue State Government feels it can no longer accommodate them in Katsina Ala, where they were originally domiciled.

According to them, the refugees, who were brought into the area at midnight, came with about 25 herds of cattle which have started grazing on their farm land.

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