Barely 24-Hours After Catholic Priests, Others, Were Killed, Fulani Herdsmen Attack Benue Again, Slaughter More People

By Amako Nneji April 25, 2018 17:26

Barely 24-Hours After Catholic Priests, Others, Were Killed, Fulani Herdsmen Attack Benue Again, Slaughter More People

Suspected armed herdsmen have killed 16 persons, in Ali Agundu and Tsav Council Wards of Guma Local Government Area, LGA, of Benue State.

The separate attacks, which were carried out on both settlements simultaneously, took place barely 24-hours after two Priests and 17 other people were killed in Gwer East LGA of the State.

Chairman of Guma LGA, Mr. Anthony Shawon, confirmed to Channels Television, that the attacks occurred on Wednesday.

Shawon revealed that the assailants stormed Ali Agundu, a border settlement with Daudu, where two Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camps are located, at about 2.00am, and killed 13 persons.

He added that while this was ongoing, another set of suspected armed herdsmen killed three people in Tsav Council Ward, also in the LGA.

However, Police authorities in the State were yet to confirm the incident, at the time of filing in this report

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