A video has surfaced on-line exhibiting some officers of the Benin Republic addressing Nigerians from Yewa axis of Ogun State, who had been mentioned to have esacped to the neighbouring nation to hunt refuge following herdsmen assault.
The video was launched through the weekend by a standard ruler from Yewa land.
Following the incessant assaults on some communities in Yewa North and Imeko Afon by these suspected to be Fulani herdsmen, scores of Ogun residents had been mentioned to have relocated to the French-speaking Benin Republic to hunt refuge.
DAILY POST remembers that the Ogun State Authorities had on completely different events mentioned no indigene of Ogun State was a refugee in Benin Republic, even when the Purple Cross of Nigeria confirmed mass relocation of Yewa residents to the nation.
However within the video made obtainable to DAILY POST, scores of Ogun indigenes had been seen standing earlier than some officers of the Benin Republic – a lady and a few males.
In accordance with the video, one of many displaced individuals was seen narrating their ordeals to the officers by way of the help of an interpreter because the officers may hardly perceive English Language.
The Nigerian, who spoke in English narrated how they had been “forcefully migrated” to Benin Republic on account of the herdsmen disaster.
Requested, the younger man defined that many have been killed in Agbon Ojodu and different communities, saying many are nonetheless migrating.
“It’s due to the Fulani individuals. They’re killing the individuals anyhow, transferring from one place to a different. They only kill. That’s the reason the individuals are scared they usually moved right here,” he mentioned.
Within the over three minutes video, the girl, who led the Benin Republic officers could possibly be seen asking the person to do a census of the displaced individuals by documenting the names of ladies, kids and others.
Herdsman assaults: Video confirms escape of Ogun indigenes to Benin Republic