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Again, Fulani herdsmen kill three in Benue

Rose Ejembi, Makurdi

Barely a day after the visit of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to IDPs camps in Benue State, Fulani herdsmen struck again in Logo Local Government area of the state killing three persons, injured many and razed five villages in the process.

Only on Wednesday, Osinbajo who was on a two-day visit to Benue visited IDPs camps in Anyii, Logo Local Government Area of the state where he assured the IDPs of Federal Government’s readiness to provide security and rebuild their homes so that they can go back home as soon as possible.

Daily Sun gathered that the armed herdsmen, at about 6:30 am on Thursday, launched deadly attacks on Ukemberagya community, Gaambe-Tiev Council Ward of Logo Logo Local Government area of the state.

A community leader in the area, Chief Joseph Anawah, who spoke with our correspondent, said the attackers who operated unhindered for almost three hours, came at the time the locals were going to their farms and opened fire on them.

Anawah who gave the names of the deceased victims as Bem Torjem, Apedzan Chia & Akpuku Koya said many others were injured while some people were still missing at the time of this report.

He listed the affected settlements to include Tse-Mue, Torkaa, Mgbakpa, Torjem & Ifer adding that the situation had made villagers to desert the affected communities for safer havens out of fear.

Another source from the area who did not want his name in prints averred that those who were killed were among the villagers who had just returned home from internally Displaced persons (IDP) camps where they had been taking refuge after herdsmen sacked them from their homes in January.

“These people just returned home from IDP camp to commence this year’s farming. Now what they were running away from has finally consumed them. Fulani have killed them. But for how long can we continue like this,” our source lamented.

Confirming the report, Council Chairman of Logo, Hon. Richard Nyajo, said three corpses of the victims had so far been recovered from the area.

He said he had since reported the matter to Governor Samuel Ortom, Special Adviser to the Governor on Security, as well as the police and other relevant authorities.

At the time of filing this report, the governor was still in a security meeting with heads of security agencies in the state. Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni could not also be reached because he was in the meeting.

 

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  1. DON 17th May 2018 at 5:34 pm

    THE PRESIDENT SAID HERDSMEN ARE USING MATCHET AS TOLD TO PRESIDENT OF THE U.S.A WHILE THESE HERDSMEN CARRYING AK47 GUN HERE IN NIGERIA KILLING THE INNOCENT PEOPLE…
    THEY WANT YOU USE LIES TO KILL US ALL, O’ GOD PLEASE HELP US IN THIS WAR WE DONT KNOW HOW TO FIGHT IT IN THE NAME OF OUR LORD JESUS..

  2. Ezekiel Okeke 17th May 2018 at 7:02 pm

    The enemy will kill this territory natives, but can never win the war. Nothing on earth will subdue this territory natives under fulani Political Control via fulani fraudulent criminal sultanate political government with its emirates under the dead fraudulent political name Nigeria. This territory natives must subdue the enemy under the natives Disintegrated Republics in this climax of the ongoing Revolution War of the natives which secures the natives existence and future in 21st century world. Every this territory native life lost in the ongoing Revolution War of the natives, is worthwhile price for Liberation, for Freedom which must be defended with the Sword in this climax of the ongoing Revolution War of the natives under the natives Disintegrated Republics which secures the natives existence and future in 21st century world. God given Victory is the natives’. Only the Sword decides. God Is With Us!!!

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