Yemi Alade: Singer mourns with Benue over Fulani herdsmen killings

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Posted on Jan 15 2018 - 6:54am by admin

As Makurdi continues to mourn those that were lost to the recent killings by Fulani herdsmen on January 1st and 2nd, Yemi Alade commemorates with them.

The singer shared via her Instagram page pictures of the coffins and the tomb of an 8yr old as well alongside, mourning those that were lost.

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As bodies of the victims were given mass burial on Thursday, January 11, many wept for the loss of lives.

According to reports corpses of the victims arrived IBB Square, Makurdi for funeral rites.

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Coffins for victims of Fulani herdsmen in Benue State

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Benue attacks

In attacks allegedly carried out by Fulani herdsmen in Guma and Logo Local Government Area of Benue between Sunday, December 31, 2017, and Tuesday, January 2, 2018, 50 people were reportedly killed.

Benue conducts mass burial for victims of Fulani herdsmen attackplay

Coffins for victims of Fulani herdsmen in Benue State

(Twitter/@TJude4)

 

11 other people were killed in a fresh attack on Tombu village of Logo LGA, again by suspected Fulani herdsmen, on Saturday, January 6, 2018.

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According to Governor Ortom’s Chief Press Secretary, Terve Akase, the death toll for the attacks hit a total of 71 victims on Monday, January 8.

May the souls of the departed rest in peace.

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