A protest in Makurdi, Benue state turned bloody on Wednesday as thousands of youths took over the main streets in Makurdi.
Protester numbering over three thousand stormed Wurukum roundabout and Makurdi Lafia Road in protest over the endless killing happening in their region and allegedly perpetrated by Fulani herdsmen.
This came as the Benue State Police Command said it had arrested eight herdsmen in Guma and Logo Local Government Areas of the state in connection with the massacre.
Vanguard reported that the protesters stormed the major roads as early as 8 a.m., in a peaceful protests that led to gridlock, as thousands of motorists were stranded.
It was said that the protest went wild when they saw a car conveying about six bodies from Guma council to the BSUTH morgue.
It was also reported that the angry youths, who sang war songs demanded President Muhammadu Buhari’s resignation, if he could not stop the herdsmen’s killing in their communities and the entire country.