Burial Today for 26 Victims of Omusu village attack
The Funeral of the 26 persons murdered by suspected herdsmen last week in attack on Omusu village, Ojigo ward Edumoga in Okpokwu local government area of Benue state will hold today March 15th.
A statement issued by the chairman of the Okpokwu Local Government Area, Francis Ogwuche, says that a requim mass will be held in honor of the victims afterwhich their bodies will be released to their families for their respective burial.
A requiem mass would be held for the victims at the Saint Bernard Catholic Church, Ugwu Okpoga on Thursday March15, 2018. Thereafter their corpses will be handed over to their various families for burial in their respective communities especially those of the married women according to customs and traditions of the people.”
Ogwuche who commiserated with the Omusu community over the tragedy assured that the victims would not die in vain as possitive efforts to bring the culprits of the horrific act to justice would be intensified.
Suspected herdsmen stormed the village about 4p.m. on March 5th, shooting sporadically at anything they sighted and burned down houses in the community. Recall that on January 1st this year, a similar attack left 76 persons dead. The January 1st victims were given a mass burial too.