Benue State Declares 3 Days Holiday To Mourn Those Killed By Fulani Herdsmen

The Benue State government has in the wake of the recent killings in the state declared three days of mourning for those killed in recent attacks.

Recall that some suspected Fulani herdsmen were reported to have attacked communities in Logo and Guma local government areas of the state and on New Year’s day and on Saturday, January 6th, killing no less than 59 persons.

The state government in a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Samuel Ortom, Terver Akase, stated that the deceased victims will be buried in a mass burial which will hold on Thursday, January 11th.

He in addition stated that a three day mourning period will be observed in the state in respect of the attack.

The statement added: “The mourning period will be from Tuesday to Thursday this week and end with a church service for the victims at the IBB square in Makurdi, followed by mass burial.”

The statement further added that all flags are to be flown at half-mast throughout while work would close at 1:00 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The burial day, Thursday, January 11th, has also been declared a work free day in the state.