Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Presidency Questions ‘Accuracy’ Of Benue Massacre Reports

The presidency says it is checking the accuracy of reports claiming that 81 people were killed by herdsmen in Benue state.

The presidency, through its digital communications office, said on Monday that the some of the pictures in circulation were from the genocide in Congo, back in 2014.

The digital communications arm of the presidency said the Nigerian police is currently investigating the reports and would release a statement shortly.

“Law enforcement agents are working to ascertain the accuracy of reports of fresh killings in Benue. The @PoliceNG will issue a statement,” presidency said in a Tweet.

“Please note, many of photos being circulated NOT from Benue.”

Earlier, Moses Yamu, the police public relations officer in Benue state, said 22 not 81 people were killed in the attack by the herdsmen.


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