Stella Dimoko Benue State Govt Declares 3 Days FreeTo Mourn Those Killed By Fulani Herdsmen + Mass Burial On The 11th


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Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Benue State Govt Declares 3 Days FreeTo Mourn Those Killed By Fulani Herdsmen + Mass Burial On The 11th

Benue State government has declared three days of mourning for those killed in recent attacks on communities in Logo and Guma local government areas of the state by suspected heardsmen. 

The herdsmen attacked the communities on New Yearday and on Saturday January 6th, killing 59 persons including a pregnant woman.

A statement released today by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Samuel Ortom, Terver Akase, says the deceased victims are set to be buried on Thursday, January 11th. He added that the state government has declared a three days mourning period from Tuesday January 9th and Thursday January 11th.

“The mourning period will be from Tuesday to Thursday this week and end with a church service for the victims at the IBB square in Makurdi, followed by mass burial'.

Terver in his statement, said all flags are to be flown at half-mast throughout while work would close at 1:00 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday. 

Thursday, January 11th has been declared a work free day as the church service and burial of the victims would take place on that day.


  1. Stella it is 3 days mourning not holiday

  2. I just cant get over the pictures I saw. The herdsmen are heartless!!! I am supposed to travel to Kogi State via Benue state next week but Nahh!!! I dont want to hear stories that touch mbok. May God grant eternal rest to the dead.

  3. Mr president has failed woefully. I remember when some Fulanis' were killed some years back in Ibadan during lam adesina's regime. PMB took it upon himself to visit the governor to put an end to the killings. Now that he is a president he has decided to keep mute. I don't blame him, maybe he has not recovered from his ear infection.

    1. Hmmmmmm... God have mercy on us in this country

      Mc pinky


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