Thursday, 8 February 2018

Fayose arrives in Benue to sympathise with Ortom over Herdsmen Killings

Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, arrived in Benue State on Thursday, February 8, 2018, to commiserate with Governor Samuel Ortom on the death of scores of people in the state in January.
The state has been thrown into a security crisis in the past few weeks after attacks allegedly perpetrated by herdsmen has led to the death of scores of people, with many injured, and thousands displaced.
Fayose was received by Ortom upon arrival in Makurdi, the state capital, as the two left the airport together.
Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, arrived in Benue State on Thursday, February 8, 2018, to commiserate with Governor Samuel Ortom on the death of scores of people in the state in January.
The state has been thrown into a security crisis in the past few weeks after attacks allegedly perpetrated by herdsmen has led to the death of scores of people, with many injured, and thousands displaced.
Fayose was received by Ortom upon arrival in Makurdi, the state capital, as the two left the airport together.
In attacks allegedly carried out by Fulani herdsmen in Guma and Logo Local Government Area of Benue between Sunday, December 31, 2017, and Tuesday, January 2, 2018, 50 people were reportedly killed.
11 other people were killed in a fresh attack on Tombu village of Logo LGA, again by suspected Fulani herdsmen, on Saturday, January 6.

The bodies of 73 men, women and children were buried at a mass burial ceremony organised by the state government on January 11.

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