500 Were Massacred In Agatu Genocide By Boko Haram Herdsmen – David Mark

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Nigeria’s former Senate president David Mark has decried the massacre of Benue people by Boko Haram.

Touring the affected communities, a teary Senator David Mark said there was no possible explanation for the genocide that claimed the lives of 500 and wiped out 10 villages.

“I am shocked beyond words at the extent of destruction I have seen here in Agatu today.  This is unbelievable. It is unimaginable.

“Nothing whatsoever justifies this brazen act of destruction meted out on the people of Agatu. My heart bleeds.

“What is left of a hitherto boisterous Agatu communities of Aila, Akwu, Adagbo, Okokolo, Ugboju, Odugbeho, Ogbaulu, Egba and Obagaji are the debris of the wreckage.”

David Mark in his statement read by his special adviser lamented that all amenities were destroyed. Police stations, schools, health centeres and the like.

That life had been halted in the zone.

Nigeria’s security department has been condemned for sitting and watching the Agatu genocide.

Boko Haram herdsmen have also begun similar wipeouts in Kogi state as well as Zamfara state.