Nigerians in the UK will hold a protest on Tuesday 3 May in London against the plague of killings by Fulani herdsmen that has intensified in the past few months, leaving no part of the country unscathed.
The most recent atrocity happened in Nimbo, in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State on Monday 25 April, with reports claiming between 27 and 40 people may have been killed by the herdsmen.
President Muhammadu Buhari, himself a Fulani, has largely ignored the issue. He is yet to make a statement on the most recent killings. The organisers of the protest in London are hoping to force him to act and will be marching to the Nigerian High Commission in the city.
Their press release is reproduced below.
Westminster City Council has just approved the permission for concerned Nigerians (living in the UK) to organize the protest against the activities of blood-thirsty Fulani Herdsmen.
International media organisations( BBC,CNN,AlJaz,VOA,FoxTv,SkyTV and others) are also ready to cover this protest in London on May 3, 2016.
We cannot wait for FG [Federal Government] to act before screaming to the whole world.
Dress code is BLACK to mourn our departed compatriots.