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Benue Killings: Over 70 Bodies Arrive Makurdi For Mass Burial

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Benue Killings: Over 70 Bodies Arrive Makurdi For Mass Burial

 

The capital city of Benue State, Makurdi is currently wearing a sad look as bodies of people killed by ravaging Fulani herdsmen arrived the City for a mass burial.

Waiting to receive the bodies were Governor Samuel Ortom, Deputy Governor, Mr Benson Abonu and other top State Government officials. The bodies were laid down at the IBB Square were the mass burial ceremony was held before been buried.

While speaking with all that have gathered at the Square, Govenror Ortom sympathised with families of the affected victims and declared a public holiday in the State to mourn all the victims.

Also present at the IBB Square were some members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), led by the National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun.

As at the time of filing this report, BlackBox Nigeria gathered that no representative of the Federal Government was present at the mass burial held for the victims of the herdsmen killings.

Meanwhile, Tiv residents ask the President Buhari-led Federal Government to declare the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore a terrorist group following the New Year killings that was carried out in several communities in Benue State.

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