Nigerians React As Benue Govt Buries Attack Victims

Nigerians React As Benue Govt Buries Attack Victims

The bodies which were loaded in four ambulances and trucks from the mortuary of the Benue state university teaching hospital were conveyed to the IBB square in Makurdi where the funeral service was conducted before their interment.

Bello-Torob also lauded the government for deploying soldiers to the affected three states: Taraba, Benue and Nasarawa to maintain law and order as well as prevent possible escalation of the crisis.

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.

Ortom said since the state did not have adequate land for farmers, there is no space to give herdsmen for grazing.

Badung Chuhwak, spokesperson of the group, while briefing newsmen on Friday in Jos said that Lalong did not mean to cause more pains to Benue people.

Leaders of Today Empowerment Initiative will like to offer our deepest and honest condolence to the Benue State Government and families who lost their loved ones in the recent violent clash involving herdsmen invading communities in Benue State which claimed lots of lives and the destruction of properties and farmlands.

During the event of the mass burial, the governors of two neighbouring states - Darius Ishaku (Taraba) and Simon Lalong (Plateau) - held divergent views on the propriety of the Anti-Open Grazing Law enacted in Benue and Taraba States.

The Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Air Force, Hon.

More than 500 people have been killed in clashes between Fulani herdsmen and Benue communities over the past four years. "I think Mr. Femi Adesina should apologise to the people of Benue and Nigerians instead of blaming their failure on President Goodluck Jonathan".