Benue Killings: We voted Buhari, he rewarded us with Dead Bodies

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Governor Ortom on his part informed that 73 corpses were awaiting mass burial today as he stood on his ground that the attackers are camped in neighbouring Nasarawa state.

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.

The group also demanded that the federal government orders a full investigation into the activities of Benue State Sponsored Civillian Joint Task Force (CJTF) identified to be in the middle of recent crisis between herdsmen and Farmers in Benue State.

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Some of the residents also expressed worries over the incessant attacks on farmers in the state and said that the acts were unhealthy for an agrarian state like Benue. Gen. Lawrence Onoja (retd.), said the killings are genocidal conspiracy against the Benue people.

He said it was disheartening that the Federal Government has not taken serious actions to stop the attack after it was earlier briefed on the matter by Governor Samuel Ortom.

This attack is a way of killing the spirit.

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Samuel Ortom vowed to continue implementing the law aimed at protecting farmland from grazing animals.

He urged Taraba and Benue State Governments to reconsider the anti-grazing law they established recently in the interest of peace and unity of the country.

With the day being labeled as a "Black Thursday" for the people of Benue state, many have cried out to the government to seek justice for the deceased. "I think Mr. Femi Adesina should apologise to the people of Benue and Nigerians instead of blaming their failure on President Goodluck Jonathan".

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