Benue killings: Lalong was quoted out of context -group says

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The bodies were driven round Makurdi metropolis in a motorcade in five trailers and six ambulances to the square for a funeral mass which started about noon and ended at 3:30p.m., while interment took place about 4:15p.m. The federal government has proposed establishing a grazing colony for the herdsmen to solve the crisis, but people in Benue have rejected the idea.

Some of the residents also expressed worries over the incessant attacks on farmers in the state and said that the acts were unhealthy for an agrarian state like Benue.

The massacre which left over 50,000 displaced in Benue and another 18,000 people displaced in Nasarawa State has drawn widespread criticisms with various people sharing diverse reactions.

It said that several persons operating as Civilian JTF in Benue states arrested by the military have confessed that they are answerable to the governor and some of his senior officials.

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This attack is a way of killing the spirit.

"Yesterday, somebody drew my attention that he (Lalong) made a comment that he warned me not to implement the law and I was wondering if my colleague from Plateau state could say that; so I called him and he told me he did not say it", said Ortom.

Leaders of Today Empowerment Initiative will like to offer our deepest and honest condolence to the Benue State Government and families who lost their loved ones in the recent violent clash involving herdsmen invading communities in Benue State which claimed lots of lives and the destruction of properties and farmlands.

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With the day being labeled as a "Black Thursday" for the people of Benue state, many have cried out to the government to seek justice for the deceased.

Okwu, representing Oju/Obi federal constituency of the state, who spoke in Abuja, said the unending killings were as a result of failure of the Buhari administration.

The group apologised to the government and people of Benue for the misrepresentation of the governor in the media.

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