Abagena community housing Internally Displaced Persons camp in Makurdi Local government Area of Benue State was attacked by armed Fulani herdsmen killing seven people, while many others were injured.
Angry youths who were not pleased with the development took to the Makurdi-Lafia road to protest on Tuesday morning, blocking the roads with the dead bodies.
The State Governor, Samuel Ortom, while reacting to the incident, described the attack on the IDPs camp as inhuman, barbaric and unacceptable.
Ortom further charged President Muhammadu Buhari to live up to his responsibility of protecting Nigerians.
The Benue State Governor noted that in the last two weeks, more than seventy people have lost their lives in Makurdi Local Government alone, while other communities in the state are been attacked by militia herdsmen.
Ortom also called for urgent action against the activities of militia herdsmen across the country.
He said, “If the Federal Government had taken the issue of militia herders seriously, it wouldn’t have escalated to this level.”