On Monday March 5, 2018, between 2 and 3PM, bloodthirsty Fulani herdsmen attacked a community in Okpokwu area of Benue State.

It was a savage attack that not only left tears but 24 people dead. Many were also injured, and several people were declared missing including some school children.

Now, the Benue State governor Samuel Ortom had planned a mass burial for the victims on Friday after visiting the community last week.

But it now must postpone the mass burial probably because President Buhari plans to visit the state.

In a press statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, the governor said, “There wouldn’t be mass burial of victims of Fulani herdsmen attacks in Okpokwu.”

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No reason was however given for the cancellation of the mass burial.

The statement added that the burial will now take place next week Thursday.

According to the statement, “A church service, followed by burial of the victims, will take place on Thursday, next week at Okpokwu.”

Meanwhile, Governor Samuel Ortom has announced that President Muhammad Buhari will be visiting the state on Monday.

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