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Seven Benue IDPs Found Dead After Herders’ Attack on Camp

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Isiyaku Ahmed

An attack on IDP in Benue State has left seven persons dead with many others injured.

A statement by Jimin Geoffrey on the official twitter handle of Benue State Government said the attack was carried out by armed Fulani herdsmen who raided Abagena community that housed the IDP camp in Makurdi.

According to the tweet, Governor Samuel Ortom while addressing angry youth who protested and blocked the Makurdi -Lafia road with the dead bodies, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to live up to his responsibility of protecting Nigerians.

He described the attack on the IDP camp as barbaric and unacceptable.

Ortom called for urgent action against the activities of militia herdsmen across the country.

He also said if the Federal Government had taken the issue of militia herders seriously, it wouldn’t have escalated to this level.

Governor Ortom lamented that in the last two weeks, over seventy persons had been killed in Makurdi Local Government alone while various communities across Benue are suffering from militia/herdsmen.

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