It was a gloomy day for residents of Makurdi as bodies of the victims of the Fulani herdsmen attacks of Jan. 1 and 2 on parts of Benue were given mass burial on Thursday.
Government offices, commercial banks, markets and schools in the state capital were under lock and key in honour of the massacred as declared by the State Government.
Gov. Samuel Ortom had also declared three days of mourning for the victims of the attacks on communities in Logo and Guma Local Government Areas of the state.
Some of the residents expressed worries over the incessant attacks on farmers in the state and said that the acts were unhealthy for an agrarian state like Benue.
NAN reports that the residents hope for peace to reign for the growth and development of the state.
Mr Thomas Shima said that all hands must be on deck to address the crises, adding, “we are mourning today; we still don’t know tomorrow.”
Shima appealed to the Federal Government to tackle the security challenges in the country more vigorously.
Mrs Blessing Okoh noted that only God and the federal government could stop the killings and called for more prayers for the state and the nation.