Nigerians living in the UK took to the streets of Westminster in London to demonstrate against the slaughter of Nigerians by Fulani herdsmen.
Last week it was reported that up to 30 people were killed in the remote community of Nimbo in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State by suspected Fulani herdsmen. There has been an upsurge in attacks by the herdsmen against farming communities in different parts of Nigeria as herdsmen and their cattle trespass of people’s farms in search of places to graze.
Thousands of Nigerians have been reportedly killed by Fulani herdsmen in clashes with farming communities in the past year, especially in the country’s “Middle Belt”. About 300 were said to have been massacred in Agatu Local Government Area in Benue State in February this year.
The demonstrators chanted slogans demanding President Muhammadu Buhari stops the killing by herdsmen and “no grazing bill” in response to claims that a bill was being proposed to give grazing land across Nigeria to herdsmen for their cattle.
The demonstration started at the Nigerian High Commission and then ended in front of Parliament Square.