Sunday, 8 April 2018

Herdsmen Attack Agatu LG, Kill Father, Son


Fulani herdsmen, on Saturday, attacked the Okoklo community in the Agatu LGA of Benue State, killing Mr. Andrew Ataboh and his son, Benjamin, while they were working on their farm at Inahem.



It was further gathered that the father and son were abducted by the herdsmen in the farm on Friday while their bodies were found by some Agatu hunters on Saturday morning.

A resident of the community, who is the Supervisory Councillor for Finance and Appropriation in the Agatu LGA, Mr. John lkulono, said the herdsmen, after hacking the father and son to death, removed their vital organs and dumped their bodies in the bush.

Ikwulono alleged that about five officers of the Armed Forces deployed in the Okokolo area for protection were withdrawn to Makurdi without any reason, leaving the community prone to attacks.

He said, “I had earlier alerted members of the public and the concerned authorities prior to these killings that herdsmen were planning to attack my community but I got no response from anyone, not even the security operatives.

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