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Benue Killings: Gov Ortom Declares 3 Days Mourning For Dead Victims




Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has declared three days of mourning for the 59 persons that were killed by marauding herdsmen in Logo and Guma Local Government Areas of the State.

Naija News gathered that 39 dead victims are from Guma, while 20 dead victims are from Logo LGAs and have been deposited at various mortuaries.

Ortom, in a statement issued on Monday by his chief press secretary, Terver Akase, said that the mourning period will begin on Tuesday and end with a church service at the IBB square and mass burial of the victims in Makurdi on Thursday.

“Those ones that are already decomposing, the governor had directed that they should be buried”, Akase said.

The governor said the Thursday which will be for the day for the church service and burial of the victims would be work-free day in the State

He added that all offices must fly their Flags at half-mast within the mourning period while work will close at 1pm on Tuesday and Wednesday.

He said further that the state government will make coffins for the 59 dead bodies.

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