May 27, 2018

Benue cancels mass burial, prepares for Buhari’s visit (Punch)

Benue cancels mass burial, prepares for Buhari’s visit (Punch)

Benue State Government has cancelled the planned mass burial for victims of Fulani herdsmen attack in Okpokwu.

The government had promised to accord all the 24 victims of the Omusu Edimoga herdsmen attack a mass burial on Friday (today).  Governor Samuel Ortom made the announcement for the burial during his visit to Omusu Edimoga in Okpokwu Local Government Area of the state, where the attack took place on Monday, March 5, 2018.

The herdsmen were said to have invaded the community between 2pm and 3pm on the said day, following an earlier allegation that villagers had stolen some of their cattle. Read more

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