In a fresh attack in Benue; Seven dead bodies have so far been counted with many others injured after armed Fulani herdsmen attacked the Abagena community housing Internally Displaced person camp in Makurdi Local Area of Benue State.
Governor Samuel Ortom while addressing angry youth who protested and blocked the Makurdi -Lafia express road with the lifeless bodies, urge President Muhammadu Buhari to live up to his duty of protecting all Nigerians.
The Governor described the attack on the IDP camp as an inhuman, barbaric, and unacceptable act.
The Governor who called for urgent action against the activities of militia herdsmen across the nation stated if the Federal Government had taken the issue of militia herders seriously, it would not have escalated to this level.
He lamented that in the last two weeks, over seventy individuals had been killed in Makurdi Local Government alone while a number of communities throughout Benue are suffering from identical militia herdsmen.