Benue Killings: We voted Buhari, he rewarded us with Dead Bodies

Shehu Sani

Ortom said the Plateau governor denied making the statement.

"I am telling Nigerians that my people can not continue to be cannon fodder for this country. I am the spiritual and ancestral leader of the Tiv nation; enough is enough", Unongo said.

Another twitter user, Oke Umurhohwo said "If the FG can not stop or arrest those behind the killings; in two weeks, we shall raise an army of our own".

The massacre which left over 50,000 displaced in Benue and another 18,000 people displaced in Nasarawa State has drawn widespread criticisms with various people sharing diverse reactions.

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He urged Taraba and Benue State Governments to reconsider the anti-grazing law they established recently in the interest of peace and unity of the country. "If the Federal Governmrnt refuses to address the killings in Benue and if we decide to raise our army as advocated by our elders to defend ourselves, l will not mind to command that army despite my age", he said.

The group maintained that Lalong was only speaking about the alternatives to open grazing. Samson Okwu (PDP, Benue), has asked the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, to apologise to Nigerians for saying more people were killed during former President Goodluck Jonathan's administration.

THEWILL recalls that Spokesperson of the 13 Brigade, Capt. Kayode Owolabi, had revealed that the suspects were arrested by troops of 93 Battalion deployed in Arufu, a border town between Taraba and Benue states.

The Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris has apologized to Benue state indigenes over his comment on the New Year killings by herdsmen, describing the attacks which claimed over seventy lives as a communal clash. "This is the 47th time that Fulani people would attack the Benue people", he said.

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