The deployment of the soldiers was ordered by the State Security Council after reviewing the situation in the state.
The security meeting also banned commercial motorcycles from the streets between 6pm and 7am until further notice.
The police had broken up a protest by youths of Hausa-Fulani stock who were showing their anger over alleged attack on them by
Some Tiv were said to have gone round Wadata, Wurukum, Northbank and Angwan – Jukun areas of Makurdi, which are heavily populated by
This apparently did not go down well with the Hausa-Fulani youths who decided to go on the rampage yesterday, even as the state played host to a delegation from the Senate which came for an on-the-spot assessment of the Benue killings.
The protesters barricaded the busy Ankpa quarters junction and began to smash passing vehicles.
Overall, 15 vehicles were set ablaze and several passengers and motorists molested. There were sounds of gunshots. SHARE THIS STORY USING ANY OF THE BUTTON BELOW ⬇ PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW ⬇⬇⬇