Below is a statement made by the General Overseer of The Redeem Christian Church of God, Pastor E.A Adeboye when he visited Benue State with his wife for a condolence visit and prayers for the state. This is related to the constant attacks on people of the state by the dreaded Fulani Herdsmen.
”The governor is my son, the wife is my daughter and my children cannot be in trouble and I will fold my arms and do nothing. I would have come here before now but was guided by the spirit not to visit Benue before the President. The challenges are enormous but we know who to run to, and that is God almighty”.
His visit comes just days after President Muhammadu Buhari paid the state a vist concerning the continued attacks.
Below is a post and pictures shared by Pat Hyua on Facebook claiming Benue people gave the president a cold welcome.
”Are Benue people talking to President Buhari already?
The convoy you are watching is that of President Buhari entering the Peoples Government House, Makurdi.
There are no people in the streets to wave or welcome Mr. President. This may hardly be unconnected with the killings in Benue State by Fulani herdsmen viz a viz the poor handling or response by the presidency. I can not explain the level of anger that leads to this cold reception, but I can tell you the streets are filled to the brims, but with security men.
The young, not so young, the old, and not so old men and women that occupied the streets of Makurdi in 2015 when the same man visited Benue have disappeared?
I don’t really know what it is, but many accredited journalists are advised not to even stay within the premise of the People’s House Makurdi, this is quite strange…
Could this be the diminishing popularity of the President in Benue?”