Benue killings: Obasanjo visits graveyard of 73 victims

Nigeria’s former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who was received at the airport by the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, visited the graveyard of the 73 persons killed by people suspected to be Fulani herdsmen.

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The former President also laid wreath at the graves of the 73 persons, killed by the herdsmen in the communities in Guma and Logo LGA of the State on New Year day.

Here are photos below;

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On January 1, Guma and Logo local governments came under siege from the rampaging herdsmen killing 73 people, while dozens of people were injured and still in hospital. Among those killed was a 4-year old boy; Terkimbi, an eight-months old pregnant woman; Sarah and a 76-year old grand-father; Pa Lortimbir.

The Benue state government also released the names of those killed in the recent attacks on two local government areas by suspected herdsmen.

Here are the full names of the victims;

Victims of the attack in Guma

Mkoho Nyikombu
Iolaha Gile
Abelem Victor
Mbachirim Achitema
Elizabeth Iorpuu
Donatus Ene
Shikaan Sende
Augustine Alaka
Francis Mbanyu
Ioryina Nyajo
Uche Afred
Moses Dimta
Priscilla Iantya
Oraya Solomon
Akura Apebeen
Kwahgba Tyohemba
Iover Jam
Mannaseh Vereg
Ukure Toradi
Suughsha Apen
Zuaga Shidan
Gbenger Orakundu
Yagba Shausugh
Mchiave Mom
Tatyough Tornger
Mnenge Agyabo
Ianna Igyenger
Shaku Samuel
Amenger Angar
Chaingi Tyozoho
Abraham Tse
Dooter Aondotsugh
Aondover Not
Evang. Kwaghkiir Ukunde
Jam Toradi
Francis Shaku
Tehile Tyozoho
Saater Kwgh
Paul Adi
Iorpuu Ger
Shianongo Mvihi
Apen Getim
Swende Uluhen
Kwaaondo Pevvegh
Esther Ukumbugh
Akaater Mzambe
Efwad Alibo

Victims of attacks in Logo LGA

Iyoryue Tsehemba
Tav Kuluve
Kwaghve Baki
Suugsha Kwaghve
Pinga Damtso
Lanem Shausu
Oryiman Iortim
Ngande Tsavbee
Jilius Giwa
Emmanuel Attah
Fidelis Kondum
Atindiga Kodum
Hyenoga Shakwe
Verlumun Udogbo
Teminongu Tsenum

 Present at the mass burial ceremony for victims of the attack few month ago, were Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom; his deputy, Engr Benson Abounu, APC national chairman, John Odigie Oyegun, Senators George Akume, Barnabas Gemade, Philip Dunka Nasarawa North, Segun Oni, Gen. Lawrence Onoja, Prof Jerry Agada and others.

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