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Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state reportedly stoned by angry Benue resident over Fulani herdsmen killings

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Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state reportedly stoned by angry Benue resident over Fulani herdsmen killings

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– Benue residents reportedly stoned Governor Ortom of Benue
– This was when he went to placate the youths protesting the killings by Fulani herdsmen

– The protesters called on the government to bring the perpetrator to justice
Protesting residents booed and stoned Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state, as government drafted troops to quell the massive protest and to prevent mayhem.
The governor had gone to placate the restive youths at Wurukum where the protest was taking place in Makurdi on Wednesday, December 3.
Reports say that soldiers from 72 battalion north bank were currently engaging the protesting youths and some two protesters have been wounded.
The protesters are calling on the presidency to bring the culprits to book.

The protesters carried placards with inscriptions such as “Presidential Intervention needed”, “Why value cows to Humans”, and “Stop this incessant blood bath”.
Some of them chanted, “We will not vote for the present administration again both the State and Federal level if this crises don’t stop”.
The News Agency of Nigeria( NAN) reports that the protests involved mostly youths who barricaded major roads leading in and out of Makurdi, the state capital.
The youth have vowed not to leave the streets until the presidency spoke on the killings.
They were also asking government to intervene in the series of other attacks on some rural communities by armed herdsmen.

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