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Herdsmen Attack IDP Camp in Benue Kill 7

Herdsmen Attack IDP Camp in Benue Kill 7

Suspected armed herdsmen have attacked a community near an Internally displaced person camp in Abagana, killing seven and left several others injured.

Abagana IDP camp is one of the camps in Makurdi local government area of Benue State, the community which was attacked houses thousands of refugees displaced from their homes by armed herders in the wake of 2018.

Governor Ortom's met with angry youth who protested and blocked the Makurdi -Lafia road with the dead bodies this morning while some of the affected persons express displeasure, over the attack.

Governor Samuel Ortom, who visited the camp and the community this early morning has called on President Mohammadu Buhari, to live up to his responsibility of protecting Nigerians, describing the attack as inhuman, barbaric and unacceptable.

They however called for urgent action against activities of militia herdsmen across the country, saying if the government had taken the issue of militia herdsmen seriously it wouldn't have escalated to this level.

Gov Ortom's lamented that in the last two weeks, over seventy persons had been killed in Makurdi Local Government alone while various communities across Benue suffering the same attack

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