At least 36 residents have been killed by gunmen suspected to Fulani herdsmen attacked Shikaan Mbagena Kpav community in Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State.
It was gathered that the assailants stormed the community in the early hours of Thursday, May 27 and slaughtered the victims including some students of the College of Education, Katsina Ala.
The gruesome massacre has sparked outrage among Nigerians on social media who condemned what they termed ongoing silent “genocide” in Benue State.
The hashtag, #BenueUnderAttack is currently trending with many calling on the federal government and security agencies to put an end to killings by marauding herdsmen.
Nollywood actress, Kate Henshaw said gory photos emerging from the community has dampened her spirit.
“Much as I am trying to focus on other things.. The images of bodies lain on the floor in huge numbers has dampened my spirit somewhat.. Why does life mean nothing in Nigeria? To our rulers?? Too much blood shed….too much, God #BenueUnderAttack” she wrote.
“About 36 persons were killed just yesterday in Benue state, There’s serious genocide going on in Benue state. How long will the people suffer this? Insecurity in the state is at it apex. RETWEET AND PASS IT ON, LET THE WORLD KNOW.” a Twitter user wrote.