Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue, has said his bid to tackle the carnage witnessed in his state compelled his reconciliation with his predecessor, Gabriel Suswam, and Senator David Mark, a former president of Senate. Benue has witnessed attacks by suspected herdsmen, leading to over 40 deaths. The governor said he called both Suswam and Mark, both of who are chieftains of the opposition of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to seek a solution to the killings.
‘’I saw this as a problem for all Benue sons and daughters that is beyond party line which is why l decided to put every sentiment aside, reconciled with relevant stakeholders and sit with them to brainstorm with a view to find lasting solution to the crisis,” he said.
The governor said “49 dead bodies” picked from the two local government areas, where the carnages took place, would be given mass burial. He said 39 corpses were collected from Guma while 10 bodies were picked from scenes of attack in Logo.