Seven people were confirmed dead and many injured after armed Fulani herders attacked a camp for internally displaced persons of the Abagena community in the Makurdi Local Government Area of Benue State.
It was gathered that angry youths, who were enraged by the killings, took the Makurdi-Lafia road to protest on Tuesday morning, blocking the roads with the dead bodies.
Reacting, the State Governor, Samuel Ortom in a statement, described the attack on the IDPs camp as inhuman, barbaric and unacceptable.
The Governor called on President Muhammadu Buhari to live up to his responsibility of protecting Nigerians.
He lamented that in the last two weeks, over seventy persons had been killed in Makurdi Local Government alone, while various communities across Benue were suffering from same militia herdsmen.
Ortom also called for urgent action against the activities of militia herdsmen across the country.
“If the Federal Government had taken the issue of militia herders seriously, it wouldn’t have escalated to this level,” he said.