Herdsmen Invade Benue Communities; 15 Killed, Scores Injured

Fulani herdmen attack in benue

No fewer than 15 persons have been reportedly killed in a fresh attack on Tse-Akaa, Mba’abaji and Tse-Orlalu villages in Logo Local Government Area of Benue State by suspected herdsmen Sunday evening.

It was gathered from a survivor, who lost three family members in the attack at Tse-Akaa, that the herdsmen stormed the villages when most of the victims were returning home from Sunday evening church service.

He said: “The well-armed men, who hid among their cattle, came from Taraba axis, through Abaji, Mbamar, Ugondo and all the way to Akaa village, shooting sporadically at market squares, killing and injuring anything in sight.

“From the market area they moved deep into the villages and the people ran for their lives, but those who were not so lucky were killed.

There is now mass movement of the people fleeing to Ugba, the local government headquarters.

“As we speak, several persons are still missing. We must commend the Police, with other sister security agencies, that swiftly moved into the affected communities since last night and they have been helping the people discover the injured and also recover dead bodies.”

While confirming the attack, Benue State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Bashir Makama, however, said six corpses had so far been recovered by his men from two of the affected villages, adding that the Police and Army moved into the affected communities immediately the information of the attack got to Command Headquarters.

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