Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday visited the gravesite of the 73 people killed by Fulani Herdsmen at Genabe village, an outskirt of Makurdi, the Benue State capital.
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Obasanjo, who was at the gravesite in accompany of the State governor Samuel Ortom after laying a wreath on one of the graves said no stone must be left unturned in the bid to stop the wanton killings in the state, adding that allowing the situation to fester would not serve the country’s interest.
The former President said, “We cannot talk of a free country, a secured country, a country where we will want development to take place, where we will want to invite investors from outside and from inside and we are suffering this type of senselessness.
“I do hope that there would be an end to this. Gorvernor, please accept my condolence and do not give up trying to work with men and women that have the interest of this state and the interest of Nigeria at heart to find a permanent solution. “