Protests Welcome Buhari To Benue

Protests Welcome Buhari To Benue

Monday’s visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Benue State was so quiet unlike in Taraba and Plateau.

 

The president had visited the place to sympathise with the state government and families of the 73 people who were killed by herdsmen on January 1.

 

He was received by the state Governor, Samuel Ortom but with a mournful look by hundreds of protesters who had come to the state house to express their grievances against the president.

 

This is the first time, the president would be visiting the state after the January killings and mass burial for the deceased.

 

The protesters marched to the Peoples House, early in the morning but were prevented by the operatives of the Department of State and policemen from gaining entrance to the place.

 

The protesters who wore black Tee-Shirts and carried placards with various inscriptions like, “Every Benue person is Yusuf; Compensate the bereaved”, resorted to singing a dirge in honour of their lost ones.

 

Speaking at the state house, President Muhammadu Buhari urged the elders, traditional rulers and political elites to sensitise the residents about the Federal Government’s effort to apprehend perpetrators of the January killings.

 

He said that the government is working tirelessly to curb killings across the country and that it would need the cooperation of all to fish out bad eggs in the society.

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