Flood of tears in Benue as relatives bury Herdsmen victims

By Editor on 11/01/2018

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Emotions ran wild in Makurdi, the Benue state capital today, Thursday, January 11, as a memorial service was held for the victims of the recent herdsmen attack in the state.

Thousands of Benue residents are trooping into the IBB Square in Makurdi to attend the memorial service. Many of those attending the event are wearing black attires in solidarity with the families of the victims. 

A long line of queue at the entrance of the square as thousands make their way into the expansive venue, Naij.com is reporting.


The square is filled to the brim as many can't even find space to seat. Hundreds of clergymen are also on ground to conduct the memorial service which kicked-off at 10am under heavy security. The state government had earlier declared today, Thursday, January 11, as a public holiday to enable residents attend the event. 

Relations of the victims adorning white attires were unconsolable as every effort to keep them calm was futile.

Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, and senior government officials of the Benue state government were in attendance. Governor Ortom had declared three days mourning period for the victims on Friday, January 5.


 

Source Naij

Posted on January, 11 2018

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