73 bodies of victims of Fulani herdsmen attack in Benue state are being laid to rest in a mass burial service today.
"I apologize to the Benue people for the misconception of the statement I made at a press conference in Abuja". Even if he comes and waves at the people and say I feel your pain and sorrow, it will do a lot of good. "This is not fair, and it is not acceptable".
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Benue state Police Command who went on an aerial surveillance operation led by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operation, DCP Abdul Gimba, had a stopover at Awashuwa where the corpses of slain policemen were being evacuated.
The governor said that the herdsmen that attacked the state came from their bases in Nasarawa State and challenged the police to refute his claims. The organisation insists the killings, which have caused over 70 deaths, were not done by herdsmen. There are so many people there.
Richard Nyajo, chairman of the Logo LGA, told Morning Star News by phone, that the casualty figure is higher than reported as many women and children are missing and unaccounted for.
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Eighty-thousand have been displaced by the clashes.
In what was obviously a premeditated attack, the victims of the Benue killing fields were, as usual, taken unawares and right in the dead of the night. "The true casualty figures may not be known now, but we are hoping that in weeks to come we shall have detailed information on these attacks".
The local government was amongst the two local government areas razed down by suspected herdsmen between the New Year eve and New Year day. We hope the Federal Government's initiative with last Monday's meeting of critical stakeholders and concerned state governors will finally produce a lasting solution to this problem.
"While the land size has not changed and will not change, urban sprawl and development have simply reduced land area both for peasant farming and cattle grazing", said the statement, urging people to remain calm and cooperate with security agencies.
The police in Benue are holding back on their offensive against suspected killer herdsmen on rampage across the North-Central state, saying they would prioritise an immediate succour and enduring tranquillity for the affected communities instead. "It is one killing too many!"
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