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Benue warns against reprisal attacks on Fulani herdsmen

Bothered by the growing resentment over the activities of herdsmen in the state, Benue State government has warned against any form of reprisal attacks on Fulani herdsmen in the state. Deputy Governor, Mr. Benson Abounu, spoke on Thursday, when he received members of the Movement Against Fulani Occupation, MAFO, on a peaceful demonstration around Makurdi to demand an end to the recurrent crisis between Benue farmers and herdsmen. The Deputy Governor said the government was already partnering the Federal Government and relevant agencies to forestal further crisis and killing in the hinterlands of the state. He lauded the demonstrators for being civil in their agitation stressing that the state government was working round the clock to ensure that all those affected by the crisis and their communities were rehabilitated without delay.

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