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Tears, Anguish As Benue Govt Buries Attack Victims

13 January 2018, 03:16 | Lena Norman

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Ortom who said this at the mass burial held in Makurdi for 73 victims by herdsmen attack, said the law enacted previous year bans the movement of livestock on foot within the state, among other things.

The bodies were driven round Makurdi metropolis in a motorcade in five trailers and six ambulances to the square for a funeral mass which started about noon and ended at 3:30p.m., while interment took place about 4:15p.m.

The governor also rejected the suggestion for the state to create a cattle colony or grazing routes for herdsmen.

Two Local Government Areas which include Guma and Logo have been gravely affected by this massacre.

Some of the residents also expressed worries over the incessant attacks on farmers in the state and said that the acts were unhealthy for an agrarian state like Benue.

"We wish to state categorically that the Benue State Government under Governor Samuel Ortom has not recruited any militia group and armed them since the Governor assumed office", the state insisted. Mind blowing statistics by the Benue State Emergency Management Agency shows that over 40,000 persons are internally displaced in Benue State with feeding posing as a major challenge.

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"He gave assurances of the prayers of the people of Plateau for God's comfort to the bereaved families, and for the repose of the souls of all those killed in the wake of the attack".

Plateau Regeneration Group says that Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State was quoted out of context on his comments over the killings in Benue.

Samuel Ortom vowed to continue implementing the law aimed at protecting farmland from grazing animals.

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The representative of the United Nations, Dr Mathins Ejibike, in his condolence message to the government and people of the state, said killings in Benue required worldwide attention.

He said: "During Jonathan's administration these killings were not spread in the country as witnessed now". "I think Mr. Femi Adesina should apologise to the people of Benue and Nigerians instead of blaming their failure on President Goodluck Jonathan".



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