Herders attack an IDP camp in Benue, killing seven people

Armed Fulani herdsmen attacked Abagena community housing an Internally Displaced Persons camp IDP, in Makurdi Local Area of Benue State, killing seven people and injuring several more.

Governor Samuel Ortom, speaking to enraged youth who protested and blocked the Makurdi-Lafia road with bodies, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to live up to his duty of ensuring the safety of Nigerians.

The assault on the IDP camp, he said, was inhumane, barbaric, and unacceptably cruel.

The Governor, who called for immediate action against militia herders’ activities across the country, said that if the Federal Government had taken the issue of militia herders seriously, it would not have reached this point.

He 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 same militia herdsmen.

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