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Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo and Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi could not hold back their tears during the mass burial of two Catholic Priests, Rev Fathers Joseph Gor, Felix and 15 others in Benue on Tuesday.

They were among those killed by gunmen believed to be herdsmen in Gwer East LGA of the state last month.

Donned in a black kaftan, Osinbajo who tried to fight back emotion during his speech, consoled with people of the state over the unfortunate incident.

The VP who was recently in the state, reassured people of the state that the federal government was doing all within its power to end the senseless killings of innocent citizens in the state and other parts of the country.

He sympathised with the state governor, Samuel Ortom and the people of the state over the sad and unfortunate incident.

He also prayed God to give the bereaved families the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

Amaechi, on his part broke down in tears as he sighted the caskets being lowered into the graves.

He was seen repeatedly using a handkerchief to dab his tears.

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  1. Weeping is not the answer. Who are these herdsmen? It once was said that they are not Nigerians. Have all the arms of government established who they are? FG should rise up to the challenge - to halt the killings. The killings can't and must not continue.

  2. Fulani leaders are hypocrites..sultan would talk when one Fulani is killed,but silent when hundreds of non-fulanis are massacred..and why would sultan object to killer herdsmen tag as terrorist? But it was easy for them to tag ipob terrorists.

  3. Enter your comment...the function of a responsible government is to take care of both lives and properties. For we in Nigeria, the reverse is the case


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