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Benue Killings: 73 People Murdered By Herdsmen On New Year’s Day Buried

Unic Press UK: A mass burial of 73 people who were brutally murdered by nomadic herdsmen in Benue State, Nigeria, was held Thursday in Makurdi, the capital city of Benue.

It was on New Year’s Day, the 1st January 2018, that herdsmen suspected to be of the Fulani ethnic group, attacked communities in Benue State, Nigeria, killing many farmers and other locals in Guma local government area (LGA) and Logo LGA, Benue State, Nigeria.

In his initial reaction after the massacre by herdsmen on New Year’s Day, the Governor of Benue State, Sam Ortom, said: “The federal government and President Muhammadu Buhari must rise and give us protection to show that we are true citizens of this country.”

The governor also spoke to the CNN, saying:
“They had threatened to wipe out the whole state if we did not repeal the law, and allow their cattle to graze wherever they like. They say cattle are more precious than human beings. The rule of the law should be respected and punishment should be meted out on those who violate it,” the CNN report on 11th January 2018)

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