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Mass burial for victims of Benue Massacre set for January 11


The Benue Government says it will bury victims of the January 1 attacks on Thursday, January 11.

73 persons were gunned down by unknown assailants who invaded five villages in Guma and Logo Local Governments on new year’s day.

Several others were injured while 50,000 persons were displaced.

Governor Samuel Ortom announced government’s decision to hold a mass burial for the deceased at a stakeholders meeting in Makurdi on Wednesday.

The meeting focused on insecurity in the state and the way forward.

Ortom, who called for prayers, said that the deceased would be remembered for sacrificing their lives to protect Benue farmlands.

He appealed for calm during the burial, and cautioned Benue residents against reprisal attacks against anyone.

Ortom vowed to ensure that the attackers were apprehended, and promised government’s support to security agencies to accomplish the task.


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  1. Ezekiel Okeke 10th January 2018 at 8:54 pm

    The said Ortom must be insane to use the word Reprisal Attack. No one will harm a native of this territory of the natives and free. Nothing on earth will keep Fulani criminal terrorists in this territory of the natives. The leader of Fulani criminal terrorists hidden under the dead fraudulent political name Nigeria is the man who call himself sultan- his criminal mercenaries are so-called military, police, herdsmen etc. It is Political War- the only answer is the Sword. God Is With Us!!!

  2. Ezekiel Okeke 10th January 2018 at 9:09 pm

    Do not move an inch backward on your God given native land, do not wait for the enemy to attack, annihilate the last enemy on your native land, march on the enemy to full conquest. It is God given Liberation under the natives Disintegrated Republics. God Is With Us!!!

  3. Tony 11th January 2018 at 2:32 am

    Mass burial for Benue massacre victims alongside APC takes place on January 11th 2018 .

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