Benue Killings: 73 Bodies Recover In Logo, Guma
No fewer than 73 dead bodies, mostly of women and children have so far been recovered in Logo and Guma local government areas of Benue State.
The State Governor, Samuel Ortom told the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris when the latter visited him.
He said the innocent people of Benue were killed by members of the cattle breeders, Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore.
He lamented that the leadership of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore were still working the streets free despite masterminding the invasion and killings in the state.
The governor lamented that two of the bodies were policemen and that their arms were taken away by the herdsmen.
“If the policemen could be disarmed and killed in a broad daylight, then where are we going in this country,” he said.
He urged the IGP to fish the killer herdsmen out and bring them to justice, adding that many of them are still walking freely on the streets of Benue.
“Even in my council ward, Nzorov in Guma they attacked again but the soldiers repelled them. “I must state that Nigeria is passing through serious security challenges, I pray we don’t get to the level that our people resort to self-defence,” he said.
He explained that the government made the anti-open-grazing law to protect all citizens irrespective of their ethnic groups but some criminals capitalized on it to kill innocent people.