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Tears, anguish as Benue buries attack victims

By News Express on 12/01/2018

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•Mass graves for the burial of the Benue attack victims
•Mass graves for the burial of the Benue attack victims

Tears flowed freely in the Benue State capital, Makurdi on Thursday as the state government conducted a mass burial for the over 70 persons killed by suspected herdsmen in the state.

The burial followed a solemn and emotional memorial service, attended by a crowd of mourners, at the IBB Square.

Seventy-three persons were murdered in brutal attacks by suspected herdsmen on New Year’s day, amid tension over the decision of the government to implement an anti-grazing law it believes will end the protracted dispute between herdsmen and farmers in the state.

The pain of the brutal attacks and the sorrow it caused were evident at the memorial service with bereaved families and friends of the victims wept uncontrollably in the presence of Governor Samuel Ortom, representative of the United Nations and the All Progressives Congress national leaders, who were present to pay their last respect.

At the event, the state government vowed to seek justice for those killed by suspected herdsmen, while the United Nations System in Nigerian asked the Federal Government go beyond condemning the attacks and find a lasting solution to such killings.

In an emotional address to the crowd of mourners, Ortom insisted on the full implementation of the open grazing prohibition law as a mark of honour for the 73 victims.

Also present, human rights lawyer Prof. Agbo Madaki vowed to drag the Federal Government before the International Criminal Court on charges of war crimes, if it failed to arrest the perpetrators of the attacks, especially when security agencies were informed of the planned attacks by suspected herdsmen.

The paramount ruler of the Tiv nation, the Tor Tiv V, Prof. James Ayatse called on the Federal Government to show support for the ban on open grazing and ensure the protection of lives. (Channels TV)

Source News Express

Posted 12/01/2018 12:39:19 AM

 

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