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Working with Stakeholders to Promote Peace in Benue State

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In order to project women’s voices for peace in the Farmers/Fulani Herdsmen conflict in Benue State, WANEP- Nigeria with funds from Urgent Action Fund – Africa implemented the Project “Working with Stakeholders to Promote Peace in Benue State”.

The peace march provided a united front for the women to call for peace amongst the varied ethnic groups in the state. The women marched to the Benue State Government House chanting peace songs and slogans.

In their statement, the women explained the implications of the Farmers/Fulani herdsmen conflicts and criminals activities that had taken over so many areas in Benue State which has resulted to the death of their spouses, raping women and girls as well as destroying their farm produce.

The Secretary to the Benue State Government who received the women on behalf of the Governor expressed delight at the orderly manner women had mobilized themselves to call for peaceful co-existence in Benue State. And called on the women to arise and support the government’s action and security agencies by providing necessary information to support their operations.