Benue killings: Mass burial held for dozens killed in New Year's day attacks - CNN

Benue killings: Mass burial held for dozens killed in New Year's day attacks  CNNA mass burial was held on Thursday for 72 people killed in fighting between nomadic herdsmen and farmers in central Nigeria. Thousands of residents turned...

Benue killings: Mass burial held for dozens killed in New Year's day attacks - CNN
Benue killings: Mass burial held for dozens killed in New Year's day attacks  CNN

A mass burial was held on Thursday for 72 people killed in fighting between nomadic herdsmen and farmers in central Nigeria. Thousands of residents turned out at the ceremony held in Makurdi, Benue State capital. Many were seen sobbing as the coffins of their loved ones were lowered to the ground. The clash between the herders and the farmers happened on New Year's Day when the cattle herders, widely believed to be from the Fulani tribe, went on a rampage wielding machetes, the governor of the state told CNN. Governor Sam Ortom said the clashes occurred following the enforcement of a new an...