Sunday, 17 May 2015

Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Attack Benue Community Kill 8

Fulani herdsmen on Friday attacked a Benue community in Shengev district of Gwer West Local Government Area (LGA) killing eight persons and displacing hundred others.

Tse-Agbulu, Tse-Atakpa and Tse-Abichi, among others were besieged by the marauders with sporadic gunshots while many were wounded and dispossessed of their belongings.

A source told Thisday that those who sustained injury from the attack were currently receiving treatment at Naka, headquarters of the local council.

President, Tyoshin Development Association, a socio-cultural organisation, Dr. Sylvester Ugbegili in a statement condemned the unprovoked attack and grazing of cattle on farm lands causing damage to crops.

According to the association, it is high time the Federal Government stopped the herdsmen from unnecessary invasion of the people’s farms and homes by the herdsmen.

“The Tyoshin people are bonafide citizens of this country and must not be treated as aliens. The Fulani people should be instructed to stop off the Tyoshin land; hence it is entirely for farming activity,” said Ugbegili.

Benue State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO Austin Ezeani confirmed the clash. However, he said only one person was killed. He added that normalcy had returned to the area.

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