Benue Massacre Police say 22, not 81 killed by Fulani herdsmen

The denial was made by the Benue State Police Command via a statement released today, July 12, 2016.

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A nomadic man leading a herd of cows.

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The Nigerian Police Force has denied reports that 81 people were killed by Fulani herdsmen in Benue State.

The denial was made by the Benue State Police Command via a statement released today, July 12, 2016.

The statement reads in part:

“The attention of the Benue State Police Command has been drawn to a publication on page 8 of the Sun Newspaper, dated Monday, July 11, 2016, tagged "Herdsmen kill 81 in Benue".”

“The Command wishes to state that the reports was a gross misrepresentation of the true facts on ground in the State.”

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Police statement on Benue massacre

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Earlier reports had it that the victims were killed by the herdsmen over a period of two weeks.

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