Gunmen, suspected to be Fulani herdsmen have killed at least ten persons staying at an Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Benue the early hours of Tuesday
It was the latest in the orgy of bloodletting that has seized many parts of Nigeria.
The massacre ignited a massive protest by hundreds of survivors on Tuesday morning, as they blocked the Makurdi-Lafia highway, causing traffic gridlock.
The protesters blocked the highway with corpses of the victims of the shooting.
It was gathered that motorists in Makurdi have been unable to proceed on account of massive bonfires on the road.
The state governor, Samuel Ortom, who was caught up in the gridlock appealed to the protesters to open the expressway for traffic flow.