Women, Children, Elderly People Killed As Fulani Herdsmen Allegedly Attack Benue Villages

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More than 100 persons, mostly women, children and the elderly, were feared killed on Sunday morning in villages and refugee camps located at Ukura, Gafa, Per and Tse-Gusa in Logo Local Government Area of Benue State.
The attack suspected to have been perpetrated by Fulani herdsmen was on areas, which until the latest onslaught, were havens for those who fled from previously attacked communities.

A reliable source told Vanguard that some of the attackers dressed in military uniform, stormed the affected villages in large numbers.
“What happened was like a war situation where people were killed like animals, irrespective of their ages and gender. This is, indeed, a sad day for the people of Benue State.
“At the moment, a mass burial is taking place for the over 100 victims whose bodies have so far been recovered.

“Most of them were women, children and the elderly, and they are decomposing already.

“Search for more bodies is still ongoing in the area, because so many persons are still missing and unaccounted for,” the source said.
The Senior Special Assistant to Governor Gabriel Suswam on Media Affairs, Mr. Joseph Anawa, confirmed the incident.

“Indeed, over 100 people were killed last Sunday morning when heavily armed suspected Fulani herdsmen, some of whom were dressed in military uniform, stormed the communities from Kente in neighbouring Taraba State.

“They attacked the villages and refugee camps at Ukura, Gafa,  Per and Tse-Gusa, where they began shooting indiscriminately at the people at 4a.m. and continued till 10.30a.m.
“As we speak, the communities have been sacked, hundreds of houses, huts, farmland and property worth millions of naira have been destroyed and the inhabitants and survivors have all fled their homes and the communities,” Anawa said.

Commenting on the attack, the Police Commissioner, Hyacinth Dagala, said four persons were confirmed killed and that some people were speculating that over 20 to 25 persons were killed.
He appealed for calm, adding that a detachment of policemen had been dispatched to the area.

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asobcom at 10:02 PM, 26/05/2015 (2 years ago)
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When are we going to have peace in this country, killing here and there?
yuwana at 10:10 PM, 26/05/2015 (2 years ago)
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Nomadic Fulani man believes that a non Fulani do not deserve to live.
dareper at 10:38 PM, 26/05/2015 (2 years ago)
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But why!? Is this fulani untouched? Why will government allow them to kill people always? Why?
beneno at 12:13 AM, 27/05/2015 (2 years ago)
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PoliticxGuru at 12:33 AM, 27/05/2015 (2 years ago)
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Naija need total cleansing
DrSoba at 05:17 AM, 27/05/2015 (2 years ago)
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Again? Now the government  will  not do anything to it,until  it becomes  something else.
beautysharp at 06:20 AM, 27/05/2015 (2 years ago)
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The senior special assistant to Governor suswam confirmed that over hundred people were killed while the police  commissioner said only four people were  confirmed dead. NPF when will u guys Starts saying the truth
juliman at 06:53 AM, 27/05/2015 (2 years ago)
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fulani herdsmen.. another boko haram
echeeche at 08:43 AM, 27/05/2015 (2 years ago)
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Nija is not save more
x-avier at 09:27 AM, 27/05/2015 (2 years ago)
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Quote from: ijeoma debby on 06:20 AM, 27/05/2015
The senior special assistant to Governor suswam confirmed that over hundred people were killed while the police  commissioner said only four people were  confirmed dead. NPF when will u guys Starts saying the truth
Over a hundred were killed but only 4 have died.
In NPF dictionary there is a difference between those killed and those dead.
It means the rest about 96 have only been killed but are yet to die.
#Only in Nigeria
bukkybukky at 09:49 AM, 27/05/2015 (2 years ago)
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I See no reason why benue and jos people can not defend their home all they kown is to drink Ogogoro, burukutu and allow fulani herds men to wipe them away from surface of earth.
cutedoo at 09:57 PM, 27/05/2015 (2 years ago)
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Bukkybukky it is more complicated than you think. The so-called herdsmen are usually in possession of sophisticated weapons that one would wonder how they come about them. Now the people they attack are normally peasant farmers with little or nothing to protect themselves, because the government preaches peace and does not provide ammunition. Do not blame it on them. You have no idea how it happens. I pray it doesn't befall you, because when it does, your 'agile' people will have nothing to do about it. Do not be quick to judge and abuse. Thank you.
elchymo at 08:45 AM, 18/08/2015 (2 years ago)
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All these fulani ppl sef, God go punish all of them


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