Herdsmen strike again in Benue; kill farmers, injure others

Posted by News Express | 22 March 2018 | 1,807 times

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Suspected Herdsmen have killed two persons and injured several others in Benue State. The incident occurred on Thursday morning when some of the farmers went to get food from their farms around Umenger Community in Guma Local Government Area of the state.

The Chief Press Secretary to the state governor, Terver Akase, however, confirmed the attack by herdsmen.

He said, “We condemn this unwarranted attack, we expect that the killers will be apprehended by security agencies and brought to justice”.

This attack follows a few weeks after 24 persons were killed when suspected herdsmen attacked Omusu village in Okpokwu Local Government Area of the state.

The attack left about 20 victims in critical conditions at the hospital while food crops and houses were reportedly burnt down by the assailants.

State Governor, Samuel Ortom had called for the arrest and prosecution of the assailants.

He described the attack as unfortunate, saying such barbaric act was unacceptable in the 21st century.

The governor, however, reiterated his call for the arrest of the leadership of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore whom he accused of sponsoring suspected herdsmen militia.

He had also directed the State Emergency Management Agency to immediately provide relief materials to the displaced persons while appealing to the community not to embark on any form of reprisal. (Channels TV)

Source: News Express

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