Hundreds of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) have blocked the Makurdi-Lafia highway over the alleged killing of 10 persons by herdsmen in their camp on Monday night.
They blocked the highway with corpses of the killed inmates, causing a gird lock on the busy expressway.
Governor Samuel, who showed up at the highway, appealed to the protesters to open the expressway for traffic flow.
*SEVEN BENUE IDPs FOUND DEAD AFTER HERDERS’ ATTACK ON CAMP
Seven dead bodies have so far been counted with many others injured after armed Fulani herdsmen attacked Abagena community housing Internally Displaced Persons camp in Makurdi Local Area of Benue State.
Governor Samuel Ortom while addressing angry youth who protested and blocked the Makurdi -Lafia road with the dead bodies, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to live up to his responsibility of protecting Nigerians.
He described the attack on the IDP camp as inhuman, barbaric and unacceptable.
The Governor who called for urgent action against the activities of militia herdsmen across the country said if the Federal Government had taken the issue of militia herders seriously, it wouldn’t have escalated to this level.
He lamented that in the last two weeks, over seventy persons had been killed in Makurdi Local Government alone while various communities across Benue are suffering from same militia herdsmen.