Benue killings: Death toll rises to 80

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By Boluwatife Ezekiel Olaleye
The Benue State Emergency Management Agency has disclosed that over 80 persons have been killed in the state since December 31, 2017 following clashes between cattle herdsmen and farmers.
The Agency’a executive secretary, Benue chapter, Mr Emmanuel Shior disclosed this to reporters on Tuesday in the state.
Shior said the killings had displaced thousands of people in the districts of Guma and Logo who are now seeking shelter in four camps.
He said: “Eighty is the number we can say for now, the attacks have not stopped.
“The number (of internally displaced people) is 80,000 now because the killings have continued, some of the people in other states are running to Benue.
“We suspect these people are reacting against the open grazing prohibition put in place by the governor of Benue state,” Shior said.

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