Seven persons have been reportedly shot dead as gunmen suspected to be herdsmen attacked Abagena community housing Internally Displaced Persons camp in Makurdi Local government Area of Benue State.
Angry youths, who were enraged by the killings, took to the Makurdi-Lafia road to protest on Tuesday morning, blocking the roads with the dead bodies.
Reacting, to the development the State Governor, Samuel Ortom in a statement, described the attack on the IDPs camp as inhuman, barbaric and unacceptable.
He called on President Muhammadu Buhari to live up to his responsibility of protecting Nigerians.
“If the Federal Government had taken the issue of militia herders seriously, it wouldn’t have escalated to this level,” he said.