The Benue State government today, Thursday, January 11, 2018. conducted a mass burial ceremony for the victims of the savage attacks staged by Fulani herdsmen in the state..
After several attacks in just the opening week of 2018 resulted in the death of at least 71 people in the state, Governor Samuel Ortom had ordered three days of mourning that started on Tuesday, January 9.
At the conclusion of the period of mourning on Thursday, the government held a memorial service in honour of all the victims at the IBB Square in Makurdi, the state capital.
Families of the victims and hundreds of mourners, with most donning black attires, attended the memorial service amid a lot of tears and anger at the attacks.
The memorial service was attended by Governor Ortom and other state government officials as well as others like the national chairman of the All Progressives’ Congress (APC), John Odigie-Oyegun, former Benue governor, George Akume, and former Minister of Justice, Michael Aondoakaa.