Scores Killed In Fresh Attacks By Fulani Herdsmen In Benue (READ)

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Fulani-Herdsmen1-2No fewer than 26 persons were on Tuesday, May 21, 2016 killed  by a group of men believed to be Fulani herdsmen in communities in Benue State.

Several other persons were injured and houses razed in the attacks speculated to be coordinated in three communities which included Uzaar in Tombo, Anyii in Logo local government and Vase in Ukum local government.

This is coming up a few days after the Fulani herdsmen killed a village head and five other persons in the Dusa Turan council ward of Logo local government of the state.

According to the source, the marauders launched an attack on Uzzar and Anyii Monday night killing about 8 persons and razing down parts of the affected communities, Vanguard reports.

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According to him, “Vase was attacked at about  1am  Tuesday  where 12 persons including six relatives of a serving Permanent Secretary in the state were butchered in cold blood. The sequence of the attacks clearly showed that they were well coordinated and that is why the people could not put up any form of resistance.

“As we speak there is a huge influx of displaced persons of over 1,000 including women and children running away from their homes to Ugba, the headquaters of Logo same as Zaki Biam in Ukum, for safety. From the sustained attacks it is becoming clear that the herdsmen want to take over the affected communities close to River Benue because of the rich vegetation.”

Confirming the attacks, the Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent, ASP, Moses Yamu, said: “The Police have recovered four corpses from Vase, three from Anyii and one from Uzaar village. That is the number I can confirm to you.”

SEE ALSO: OPC Can No Longer Protect Yorubas Against Fulani Herdsmen – Gani Adams


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