Suspected herdsmen kill 2 aid workers, volunteer in Benue; say Ortom must repeal anti-open grazing law

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 MAKURDI – Suspected herdsmen have killed two aid workers and a volunteer for 360HSCD, a non governmental organisation working HIV/AIDS testing and counseling in Benue State.

The aid workers had been routine weekend supervision at Tomanyi village in Guma LGA of Benue state.

This is according to local sources who called the telephone lines of the aide workers upon learning of their by suspected herdsmen.

The herdsmen who answered the call, according to the sources, confirmed the killings and insisted that such will continue until Governor Samuel Ortom responds to their demand to repeal the prohibition of open in Benue State.

The had passed a law banning open in favour of ranching in 2017.

As of Monday morning, Channels Television can confirm that eight corpses have been recovered from Tomanyi village by security forces, accompanied by youths from the area.

However, police spokesperson in Benue, DSP Sewuese Anene, said she was yet unable to confirm the attack. (Channels TV)