BLOODY WEEKEND!!! Weeping And Wailing As Fulani Herdsmen Attack Benue State Unchallenged, Set Houses Ablaze, Leaving Many Dead

By Amako Nneji April 21, 2018 15:05

BLOODY WEEKEND!!! Weeping And Wailing As Fulani Herdsmen Attack Benue State Unchallenged, Set Houses Ablaze, Leaving Many Dead

Residents and officials in Benue State, have confirmed the killing of not fewer than 10 people, following attacks by gunmen.

The assailants attacked villages in Guma Local Government Area, between Friday night and Saturday morning, maiming and killing residents, while also setting houses on fire.

Terver Akase, a Spokesperson for Governor Samuel Ortom, said in a statement that Fulani herdsmen were suspected in the attack.

“I can confirm that Fulani herdsmen last night and earlier today, invaded Saghev Ward of Guma Local Government Area, Benue State, and killed many innocent persons. The attacked communities are: Tse-Abi, Tse-Ginde, Tse-Peviv, Tse-Ikyo, Agenke and Gbenke.

“Ten corpses have so far been recovered, with many others injured. The armed herdsmen also burnt numerous houses, shops, and other property in the area. This mindless attack was unprovoked, and we urge security agencies to arrest the herdsmen behind the killings for prosecution”, he said.

 

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