Nigeria’s former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar, has commiserated with the people and government of Benue state, following the mass burial of 73 people killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
The corpses were victims of the recent attacks on Logo and Guma local governments in the state.
Atiku wrote on his verified Twitter page: “My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Benue as they bury their dead and mourn those killed in the bloodletting of last week.”
Nigerians have already criticized President Muhammadu Buhari for not attending the burial.
Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom; his deputy, Engr Benson Abounu, APC national chairman, John Odigie Oyegun, Senators George Akume, Barnabas Gemade, Philip Dunka Nasarawa North, Segun Oni, Gen. Lawrence Onoja, Prof Jerry Agada and others were in attendance.