Gov. Ortom Imposes Curfew As 7 Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Are Killed & Burnt By Irate Youths In Benue

at 05:13 PM, 1/02/2018 (8 months ago)
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Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, on Wednesday, imposed curfew in Gboko Town from 31st January until further notice, to prevent a break down of law and order after irate youths killed seven suspected Fulani herdsmen and set their bodies ablaze.
According to reports, the victims came to the park to board vehicles to Okene, Kogi State while some were on their way to Taraba State.
The spokesman of the State Police Command , Moses Yamu, who confirmed the incident, said, irate youth from the town carried out the attack.
“It was a skirmish at the Gboko Central Motor Park. The police immediately mobilised to the park but on getting there, we found that seven male adults, whose identities are yet to be ascertained, but believed to be Fulani by tribe, had been attacked, murdered and their bodies set ablaze by some irate Gboko youth in and around the motor park,” he said in response to inquiries by newsmen.
A statement issued by Tahav Agerzua, theSpecial Adviser, Media and ICT. to Ortom, said the curfew which will last from 6 pm to 6 am every day is as a result of security threats in the area.
"Those exempted from the curfew are those on essential services such as hospital staff and others who show convincing identification. He has directed security agencies particularly the police and the army to provide round the clock surveillance in the town so as to forestall a breach of the peace," the statement reads.
"The Governor has appealed to residents of Gboko to comply with the curfew in their own interest as security operatives have been directed to arrest those found moving about in the town during the period of the curfew."youths
Adressing newsmen at the state police command headquarters in Markurdi, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni said the police had made some arrests regarding the incident.
“It is a pure act of criminality which has no ethnic or religious colouration,” Mr Owoseni said.
“Those behind the dastard act will be apprehended and dealt with according to the law of the land.”
he added.

Mykie010 at 05:23 PM, 1/02/2018 (8 months ago)
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Nigeria is a complete zoo
cypanyahucha at 05:24 PM, 1/02/2018 (8 months ago)
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This is horrifying
fineboy77 at 05:33 PM, 1/02/2018 (8 months ago)
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Fulani thinks they can monopolize violence
ruthie at 05:36 PM, 1/02/2018 (8 months ago)
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chai....these are reprisal attacks o..anything can happen...the state must be on complete lock down to forestall war o.
kaposky at 05:57 PM, 1/02/2018 (8 months ago)
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fineboy77 at 06:14 PM, 1/02/2018 (8 months ago)
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surprising how arrests have already been made. Not so when its Fulani herdsmen attacking !
angesco at 07:26 PM, 1/02/2018 (8 months ago)
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Their BLOOD is on the HANDS of  BUHARI!.
SOGaiya at 07:57 PM, 1/02/2018 (8 months ago)
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Just imagine d cruelty of bothside
slimber at 08:19 PM, 1/02/2018 (8 months ago)
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Ehen Ehen good for them they started it
blowout at 08:34 PM, 1/02/2018 (8 months ago)
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This is not how to defend yourselves. Those are innocent Fulani men. Go for the armed herdsmen.
edobaaustino at 09:04 PM, 1/02/2018 (8 months ago)
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President Donard Trump was never wrong on his slur by calling African ''SHIT HOLE COUNTRIES.''
xspraise at 09:46 PM, 1/02/2018 (8 months ago)
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na wa oo
nature7888 at 05:21 PM, 2/02/2018 (8 months ago)
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this is becoming too much, can't this issues be resolved?


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