The President of the Senate Dr Bukola Saraki had condemned Tuesday’s massacre of farmers in Logo and Guma Local Government areas of Benue state.
The attack which was carried out on in the early hours of Tuesday, left about 20 dead and others injured.
Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen have killed scores of people in an early morning attack on two local government areas of Benue State.
Daily Trust gathered that nearly 50 people have died in the six villages of the affected local government areas of Logo and Guma in the wake of the invasion by the gunmen on Monday and Tuesday respectively.
Governor Samuel Ortom, who spoke to newsmen shortly after an emergency state security meeting in Makurdi said that over 20 people had been killed according to the reports available to him.
The President of the Senate who took to his twitter handle @BukolaSaraki to condemn the attack, said that the perpetrators must be brought to book.
He said that the Senate will do all in its powers to ensure that the perpetrators were caught and punished.
“I join all Nigerians in grieving and praying for all that have been affected. Such actions have no place in Nigeria. The perpetrators of this callous act must be caught and brought to justice –the Senate will continue to render all necessary support to ensure that this happens.
“Tuesday’s heinous killings in Benue State that has left countless families without their loved ones was a reprehensible act of violence. As Nigerians, we must all remain united in our condemnation of all such violence.