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