By Tijani Adeku
Seven dead bodies have so far been counted with many others injured after armed herdsmen attacked Abagena community housing Internally Displaced Persons camp in Makurdi Local Area of Benue State.
Addressing angry youth who protested and blocked the Makurdi -Lafia road with the dead bodies, Governor Samuel Ortom called on President Muhammadu Buhari to live up to his responsibility of protecting Nigerians.
The attack on the IDP camp, according to him, is inhuman, barbaric and unacceptable.
He called for urgent action against the activities of militia herdsmen across the country.
He said if the Federal Government had taken the issue of militia herders seriously, it wouldn’t have escalated to this level.
He lamented that in the last two weeks, over seventy persons had been killed in Makurdi Local Government alone while various communities across Benue are suffering from same militia herdsmen.