According to Punch, Benue State Government has cancelled the planned mass burial for victims of Fulani herdsmen attack in Okpokwu. Although, Governor Samuel Ortom had made the announcement for the burial during his visit to Omusu Edimoga in Okpokwu Local Government Area of the state, where the attack took place on Monday, March 5, 2018. The herdsmen were said to have invaded the community between 2pm and 3pm on the said day, following an earlier allegation that villagers had stolen some of their cattle.
Twenty four persons including some children returning from school, were said to have been killed during the attack which left many people injured and several persons missing.
Although no reason was given as regards the cancellation, Governor Samuel Ortom has announced earlier that President Muhammad Buhari will be visiting the state on Monday.
Some Nigerians on Twitter had this to say;
Perhaps he should have just included the burial of the dead, as part of the presidents, activity while he visits, since there will be no roads to be commissioned, besides its a condolence visit. the people of Banue should take their destiny in their hande
— Williams kane (@Williamskane4) March 9, 2018
This is absolutely unacceptable, inhumane and shows the lack of empathy, I can’t believe this is actually happening
— Obonodi Chuks® (@obonodiaug) March 9, 2018