Former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo today laid wreath on the graves of 73 victims of herdsmen attacks in Benue State.

Performing the ceremony during a condolence visit on Governor Samuel Ortom, the former President expressed shock that after the burial of 73, over 80 people had been murdered in cold blood in various parts of the state.

He said Nigeria had not gotten it right and urged leaders at various levels to come together and get to the root of the killings with a view to finding a lasting solution to the menace.

The former president commended the doggedness of Governor Ortom in finding a solution to herdsmen killings and urged him not to relent in his efforts.

He said until the real matter was investigated and permanent solution found, innocent Nigerians would continue to be buried in their numbers.

Chief Obasanjo expressed worry why the senseless killings were being carried out without commensurate actions, saying the trend was capable of discouraging foreign investments into the country.

Obasanjo who was earlier received by Governor Samuel Ortom at the Makurdi Air Port proceeded to the grave yard where 73 victims of first January attacks were buried before he departed the state.

Source: Benue State News

Author: Alexander Mezue

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