Sunday, November 28, 2021

BREAKING: Herdsmen Kill Nine In Benue

The Fulani herdsmen again have struck. In the early hours of Wednesday (today) they launched a deadly attack on Guma and Logo local government areas of Benue state, leading to the death of nine persons.

Upon investigation, it was gathered that herdsmen killed eight people in Guma and one person in Logo. The two local government areas have, since the New Year day, faced incessant attacks.

It was gathered by the Punchng that the attackers invaded Tse Shan in Saghev Guma local council area around 3:00 a.m while the villagers were very much asleep and forcibly entered their houses.

As at the time the attack was over, eight people were said to have been killed, while several persons are still missing and many injured.

Two students who had gone to the community to write the National Examination Council, NECO, were among the dead victims.

It was gathered that the attackers, who probably had come from Logo local government area, killed one person.

Chairman of Guma local government, Mr. Anthony Shawon, who confirmed the attack to journalists said he had received report on the attack on the people of his council.

“I received information that the militia herdsmen about 3:00 am today (Wednesday) invaded The Shan in Sagyev and hacked down the villagers in their sleep.

“Unfortunately, two students who had come to the village to write the ongoing NECO examination were among the dead.”

The chairman stated that both the dead and the injured have been conveyed to Gbajimba General Hospital.

He said that he also received information that while retreating, the militia attacked several people along their routes, with one body discovered along the road in Logo Local Government Area.

The Security Adviser, Colonel Paul Hemba (rtd), who also confirmed the attack said, “It is believed that the attack came from a base in Logo Local Government Area.”

However, efforts to confirm the attack from the state command failed, as calls made to the spokesman, ASP Moses Yamu, went unanswered.

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