Aggrieved Benue youths block highway against Fulani herdsmen invasion

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    By ANDREW OJIEZEL
    Aggrieved men and women in Benue State on Monday blocked Wanune-Gboko highway over continued invasion of Fulani herdsmen.
    The protesters who blocked the busy Wanune-Gboko road in Tarka Local Government area of Benue State, a suburb of Makurdi, the Benue State capital, cited alleged killings of their people for the action.
    According to report, the problem started at 12:45 pm, as the angry youths barricaded as they insisted on seeing the state Governor Samuel Ortom, before they will leave the scene.
    The Secretary to the state government, Mr. Tagema Takema however addressed the angry youths but they refused to shift ground unless the governor comes in person.
    The sacking of Agatu community in Benue State a few weeks ago by the Fulani herdsmen has created acrimonious relationship between herdsmen communities in the state

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