Benue Massacre: Govt Orders Another Mass Burial As Death Toll Hits 24

Governor Samuel Ortom has directed that the 24 persons killed on Monday at Omusu Edimoga be given mass burial next Friday.

According to his media adviser , Tahav Agerzua, the governor ordered that the victims of the herdsmen attacks be buried Friday.

He said , “ Governor directed that arrangement be made for mass burial by next Friday. ”

Governor Ortom condemned the attack , and accused Fulani of “ always taking the law into their own hands.

‘They reported the case of rustling, but instead of waiting for the outcome of Police investigation, they came and killed 24 people in a day . It is senseless.

“People in Omusu Edimoga community do not understand cow language ; so , no one here rustles their cow , it is the same Fulani men that are rustling their fellows ’ cows.

“ We can not continue with these senseless killings ; that is why we came out with the law which is aimed to protect everyone.

“ When Sharia law was introduced in Zamfara State , no one violated the law . Let security men do their job and arrest the people.”

The governor, however , called on the people not to take law into their hands.

Recall that in the second week of this year 2018, the Benue state had carried out a mass burial for not fewer than seventy dead victims in a similar Fulani herdsmen killings in Makurdi.

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