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BREAKING: Heavy protest rocks Benue over wanton killings [PHOTOS]

Residents of Apa community in Benue State on Friday took to the streets in protest against the recent wanton killings by suspected herdsmen.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that many youths trooped to the Oweto-Loko/Abuja Road and mounted roadblocks on the expressway as commuters were stranded for hours.

They lamented that over 100 people had been killed and injured in the community by the terrorists, including a traditional chief whose hand was chopped off.

Some of the protesters said they would not open the road until either President Muhammadu Buhari or Governor Samuel Ortom address their grievances.

This newspaper reports that deadly clashes between nomadic Fulani herders and farmers over land, grazing and water have plagued parts of central Nigeria for years.

Nigeria’s security forces are battling on several fronts – a more than decade-long armed uprising in the northeast, criminal gangs in the northwest and a separatist militia in the southeast.
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