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Mass Burial for Benue Killings

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The Benue State Government has concluded arrangement for the mass burial of the 59 victims of the New Year and Saturday’s attack on some communities by Fulani herdsmen on Thursday.

According to the PUNCH, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Terver Akase, disclosed this on Sunday during a telephone conversation.

He explained that there would be a memorial service for them by 10am on Thursday at the IBB Square, Makurdi.

Akase said that the 10 persons killed on Saturday would be buried along with the 49 victims deposited at various mortuaries in the state.

The chief press secretary added that the dead would be buried in their localities after the memorial service, meaning that 39 bodies would be buried at Guma while 20 others would be interred in Logo, all in Benue State.

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