Wednesday, 8 July 2015

#Benue: Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Attack Mourners in Kwande

A man, simply identified as Suswam Suswam, has been killed while several others sustained gunshot wounds following attack on mourners by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

The bloody attack took place at the weekend in Imande Bebeshi, Moon district in Kwande Local Government Area in Benue State .

A community leader, who gave his name as Hon Abo Uta, told newsmen that the heavily armed gunmen, numbering about 50, stormed the village when mourners gathered to bury a dead relation.

Uta said: “The gun men emerged from the surrounding bush and shot sporadically at the mourners who were at the grave side to witness the burial of a relation.”

Hon. Uta who said the injured are currently receiving treatment at various hospital appeals to the state and federal governments to nip the lingering crisis in the bud so that farmers can return to their farm lands.

He described the attack, which has been going on for about 6 years, as similar to that of the dreaded Boko Haram, adding that the invaders have taken over their farm lands.

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