Benue massacre: Ortom declares three days mourning

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Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has declared three days of mourning for those killed in recent attacks on communities in Logo and Guma Local Government Areas of the state.

The mourning period will hold between Tuesday to Thursday this week and will end with a church service for the victims at the IBB square in Makurdi, followed by mass burial, a statement by the governor’s media aide, Tever Akase said.

Akase said flags will fly at half mast within the mourning period while work will close at 1pm on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Thursday which is the day for the church service and burial of the victims will be work-free day in the State.

 

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