Protest Rocks Benue Over Fresh Attack





In response to the murder of five people by suspected herders in Benue State, several ladies blocked the Makurdi-Laafia-Abuja federal highway in the early hours of Friday.


According to local sources, ladies flocked to the federal highway as early as 5am to protest the deaths of five persons.


Five persons were reportedly slain in separate incidents at Ngban and Nyian, two communities in the Guma Local Government area of the State, by suspected herdsmen, according to a source who only went by the name Adamgbe.


The homicide and protest were confirmed by Guma Local Government security official Christopher Waku.


Waku said, “Our women have trooped out to the Makurdi/Abuja federal highway since 5am today, you can hear from background how they are singing emotional songs and no vehicle coming from either Abuja or Makurdi can move now.


“The women are protesting the killing of five people yesterday (Thursday) night and this morning (Friday).


He added, “Three people were killed at Ngban yesterday night and two people killed at Nyian this morning. The women have said that they are not going to leave the road until the governor comes and talks to them. I’m right now on the road, the women are protesting waiting for governor, Rev Fr Hyacinth Alia.”


It was unsuccessful to reach Police Public Relations Officer Catherine Anene at the time the report was filed because her phone kept ringing.






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