Wednesday, 17 January 2018

National News

Benue Killings: Tears As Benue Govt Organises Mass Burial

The mood at Makurdi remained mournful on Thursday as bodies of the victims of the Fulani herdsmen attacks of Jan. 1 and 2 on parts of Benue were given mass burial.

Reports have it that corpses of victims of herdsmen killings arrived IBB Square, Makurdi for funeral rites

Gov. Samuel Ortom had also declared three days of mourning for the victims of the attacks on communities in Logo and Guma Local Government Areas of the state.

Also in complaince to the work-free day earlier declared by the State Government in honour of the victims, government offices, commercial banks, markets and schools were closed.

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

Mr Thomas Shima said that all hands must be on deck to address the crisis, adding, “we are mourning today; we still don’t know tomorrow.”

Shima appealed to the Federal Government to tackle the security challenges in the country more vigorously.

Mrs Blessing Okoh noted that only God and the federal government could stop the killings and called for more prayers for the state and the nation.