The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has condemned the recent killings in the state by suspected herdsmen.
Ortom while reacting to the attack on Abegana village, disclosed that 70 people have lost their lives to attacks in Makurdi, Guma and Gwer West local government areas.
The Benue State Governor further stated that the attack on the IDP camp in Abegana, where seven persons were killed, should make President Muhammadu Buhari convey security summit to discuss insecurity in the country.
Ortom said, “We are being overstretched and the people are fed up. We all cast our votes for President Buhari. He must not continue to be aloof. He must tell us where we are going in this country. The body language of the President shows that he is the President of the Fulani people.”
One of the victims of the attack who was receiving treatment at the state University Teaching Hospital, Makurdi, David Avese, a father of seven, said he lost one kid to the herdsmen, while three other were shot.
Avese said, “The herdsmen surrounded our village around 12am; they were about 10 in number and they shot and entered people’s houses.
“They killed one of my children and shot three others. I have not seen my wife.”
Another victim, Gwabo Matthew said, “They (herdsmen) operated for over two hours. The attackers were Fulani because they were speaking in Fulfulde language.