The family members, associates, friends, and neighbours of victims of the Benue attack are yet to come to terms that their loved ones are gone.

They started the new year but few hours into the year, their lives were snatched away from them by herdsmen.

The Benue state government has concluded arrangements to give mass burial to the victims of the New Year attack next Thursday.

Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Terver Akase, disclosed this on Sunday.

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

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

He added that the dead would be buried in their localities after the memorial service, meaning that 39 bodies will be buried at Guma and 20 others would be interred in Logo, all in Benue state.

He added that the state government considered the deceased as heroes of the state who died for the safety of Benue.

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