Metro Massacre in Gboko: Soldiers at Dangote’s Factory Kill Seven;Company, Govt. Abandon Victims' Families



A trail of blood and murder in a Benue community. There is no justice from government or compensation from Africa’s richest man whose business is linked to the crime.

For 19-year-old Terhile Jirbo, it was another answer to the call of nature. But when gunfire rang out that afternoon of March 18, what seemed a harmless routine would leave a fatal scar on him and his community in Gboko, a major town in the North-central state of Benue.

Members of Mbayion community in Gboko had responded after a soldier shot Mr. Jirbo for emptying his bowel near the Gboko Cement factory, the second most lucrative cement factory belonging to Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote. The attacker was one of two-dozen troops securing the multibillion-dollar factory.

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