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August 15, 2018

DOUBLE TRAGEDY: Herdsmen kill Mourners returning from Benue Mass Burial

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Herdsmen hit Benue State again on Tuesday killing people returning from mass Burial.

Sources hinted that the deceased met their untimely death along the Makurdi-Naka road

DAILY POST gathered that the attackers ambushed their victims and slaughtered them along Naka-Makurdi road.

Among the victims were Ayange Tyoban, Ukeyima Azonngu and Ajuju Torgbende.

A source told our reporter that the victims, who were on a motorcycle, were slaughtered while coming back from Makurdi, after the burial of the two Catholic priests and 17 others worshippers killed last month by the same herdsmen.

It should be recalled that 72 Benue indigenes killed by Fulani Herdsmen in January were given similar Mass burial on January 10 this year.

Following a directive by the Catholic Bishops of Nigeria, thousands of Catholics from across Nigeria participated in a peaceful protest on Tuesday May 22, calling for greater government protection following a recent attack by Fulani terrorists during Morning Mass that left 19 people dead, including two Catholic priests.

The May 22 prayer procession corresponded with the burial of the priests and the 17 parishioners.

The Fulani herdsmen opened fire during the Mass on April 24, killing the faithful.

They later flooded the roads, attacking pedestrians and setting houses on fire.

Bishop Wilfred Anagbe of Makurdi Diocese, where the attack took place, criticized President Buhari, reminding him that he was elected president of Nigeria and not of any tribe or group.

 


 

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