10 killed as Fulani herdsmen invade Benue communities

Published 7 years ago by: Paddy Hayes
at 5-03-2012 06:33AM (7 years ago)

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By Uja Emmanuel, Makurdi
Ten persons were reported killed and property worth millions of naira destroyed as Fulani herdsmen yesterday attacked some villages in Gwer-West Local Government of Benue State.
 An eyewitness, Solomon Igbo, told The Nation that the herdsmen stormed the villages about 10am when the victims were in church, torching their homes after shooting sporadically.
Communities affected were Tsechile, Mbahungwa and Mbachwa in Mbakpa-Sengev district where more than 100 houses were destroyed.
Some residents were shot dead as they attempted to escape.
Another eyewitness said the invaders were armed with sophisticated weapons and dressed like Chadians, speaking Hausa.
The traditional rural of Gwer-west(Ter-Tyoshin), Chief Daniel Abomtse, said that they received information about the plan by the Fulani herdsmen to invade their village two days ago and they alerted security agencies.
Police spokesman Ejike Alaribe said information on the incident was still sketchy, “but our men are on ground to stop further destruction of life and property.”
via The Nation

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