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Fulani HERDSMEN strike Benue again

Ten feared killed, many injured by Fulani herdsmen in Benue communities

Rose Ejembi, Makurdi

No fewer than 10 persons were allegedly killed Wednesday by Fulani herdsmen in Mbakyondo, Mbakpa and Sengaev communities in the Agagbe district of Gwer West Local Government Area of Benue State.

Sources from the area told newsmen that the invading herdsmen stormed the communities at about 2 a.m. on Wednesday and started shooting sporadically in all directions.

Many villagers are said to have been killed in their sleep, with several others injured in the attack, as several houses were razed by the invading herdsmen.

Daily Sun gathered that the invasion may not be unconnected with the alleged clash between some youths in Mbakpa community and some Fulani herdsmen in the area early in the week.

Our correspondent gathered that during the clash between the youths and the herdsmen, one Fulani herder was missing, the development leading to a mass exodus of locals from the community for fear of reprisals.

Speaking with newsmen on Tuesday, Commissioner of Police in the state, Fatai Owoseni, who confirmed the clash between the youths and the herdsmen in Mbakpa Community, said the State Police Command was already in talks with the leadership of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria and the body of herders on the matter.

“Gwer West Local Government in Mbakpa community woke up to a report that the youths in that community led an attack on some herdsmen in that area. There is now an exodus of members of that community into Naka town for fear of a reprisal attack,” Owoseni stated. 

“We are still talking with leaders of herdsmen in that area to ascertain the level of casualty. We heard that one of the herdsmen is missing and we immediately got in touch with leadership of MACBAN and the body of herders in order to douse and prevent an escalation of anything that could come as reprisal.”

The Police Commissioner, warning that his Command would not tolerate any form of reprisal, urged the general public to report any form of security threat in their areas to security agencies rather than taking laws into their hands.

However, efforts by our correspondent to get the Commissioner to confirm the Wednesday attacks failed, as text message sent to his phone was yet to be responded to at the time of filing this report.

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3 Comments

  1. Ezekiel Okeke 5th April 2018 at 7:34 pm

    Do not move an inch backward on your God given native land. The enemy has lost the war and must face full conquest 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. Only the Sword decides- either you annihilate and erase the enemy on your God given native land or the enemy will annihilate and erase you on your God given native land, either you kill the enemy or the enemy will kill you. Strike point number one 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 are the enemy’s brainwashed terrorism mercenaries nickname military, police etc- they are behind the attacks and killings of this territory natives in disguise as so-called herdsmen etc. for fulani fraudulent criminal sultanate political government with its emirates under the dead fraudulent political name Nigeria- Slaughter them on your God given native land, Burn Down their barracks, vehicles etc., take everything in their possession- arms etc. Only the Sword decides. God Is With Us!!!

  2. Tony 5th April 2018 at 10:30 pm

    Benue people defend yourselves .The Fulani Government of Nigeria ( FGN) is giving cover and assistance to the herdsmen. Defend yourselves before buhari and his blood suckers wipe you out.
    Lest i forget are you people still attending the 19 northern states meeting? If yes, let the killing continue.

  3. Nedu 6th April 2018 at 6:09 am

    Tony my brother how can they defend themselves when the guns they have is been collected from them by the Fulani IG. Buhari is busy checking if we can vote him out or not, the army are busy doing nothing. Their operation Python dance in South East yielded result because they succeeded in killing innocent people and our Governors commended them,yet the cat race operation is looking like the mouse has swallowed the cat. Lol

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