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Wednesday 19 September 2018
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Outrage, protests as herdsmen strike in Benue again

‘Quit now, if you cannot take on the herdsmen,’ Benue youth tell Buhari

By John Eche

 

Outrage and protests have greeted news of yet another murderous strike by suspected Fulani herdsmen, in Benue State, Nigeria.

Some accounts of the attack say that as many as 50 casualties were involved even as the State Governor, Samuel Ortom has himself disclosed that as not less than 20 bodies have since been recovered from the scene of the attacks.

Enraged, hundreds of Benue youth took to the streets of Makurdi on Wednesday, calling on President Muhammadu Buhari, who is also a Fulani, to bring the perpetrators to book or quit office.

The hub of the protest was the popular Food Basket Roundabout in Wurukum, Makurdi, the state capital.

Particularly, the killings had taken place in Guma and Logo local government areas of the state between Monday and Tuesday.

 

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, Nigeria

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