Fidelity bank card banner Camano banner

Herdsmen kill soldier in Benue

By Hope Abah, Makurdi on 11/04/2018

Views: 1,452


 

A soldier has been killed by suspected herders in Guma, Benue State, and this in on good authority, as the story was confirmed by no other person than the State Governor, Mr. Samuel Ortom. 

Speaking on Tuesday, Ortom disclosed that the soldier was killed on Monday by suspected armed herdsmen who allegedly engaged security men in a gun duel as they tried to repel them from attacking villages in the vicinities. 

The Governor spoke at Naka, the council headquarters of Gwer West Local Government Area, when he visited to condole with families who recently lost loved ones to rampaging herdsmen. 

He said: “Yesterday (Monday), a soldier was also killed by suspected herders in Guma. These killings would not be allowed to continue. The youths must rise up to support security agencies. David in the Bible used stone to bring down Goliath; there are stones all over the places for the youths to defend themselves. These killings are enough and we will no longer take it.”

The governor warned those behind the killings in the state to desist as the grazing law cannot be repealed because it is the best solution for peaceful habitation between farmers and herdsmen, stressing that whoever wants to live in the state must abide by the law of the land.

While condemning the act, he emphasised that impunity should not be allowed to continue or else lawlessness would thrive and further descend to anarchy such that no one would be safe any longer as it is presently that the killers don't even spare security operatives.

Earlier, the traditional head of Gwer West, Chief Daniel Abomtse, said he had lost a total of 212 people to suspected herders attack between 2011 and 2018 in all 24 attacks including the latest killings of 24 rural dwellers in his domain.

Abomtse however told the governor that his subjects would not want to stay in an Internally Displaced Peoples’ camp as he appealed for the deployment of adequate security to enable them return to their homes as they currently scattered around relatives’ houses in Naka town.

The governor agreed to the royal father’s request as he maintained that his administration was not ready to open another camp on which basis he had charged the locals to defend themselves against further assault.

Meanwhile, some villagers with green leaves blocked the road at Adaka village, a suburb of Makurdi while the governor's convoy was returning from Naka as they informed him that four people including an Idoma woman was kidnapped along the route few hours after the convoy passed the way.

The protesters said that two other persons on motorbike were seriously machete about the same time and have been taking to the hospital for treatment.

•Based on a Daily Trust report.

 

Source News Express

Posted 11/04/2018 06:03:35 AM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Agony of Nigerian couple as 4-year-old grandson turns...

Anambra Adoration Tragedy: Onitsha Catholic Diocese clears Obi,...

Dark forces trying to bring us in collision...

IG deploys 3 mobile force units, anti-robbery equipment...

Ruga may not augur well for Nigeria, Catholic...

Battle of Congo: Keshi unveils killer squad, hands...

Nigerian Army seeks strategic military partnership in counter-terrorism...

Ochanya’s death sparks movement against child abuse

Gunshots rock Delta community as police, youths clash...

Judge seeks assistance of ex-militants to end Niger...

Breaking: Shell Joint Venture declares force majeure on...

FG, Boko Haram discussing release of more hostages:...

 

Latest News NASU strike: Admission seekers stranded as varsity shelves screening Orji Kalu set to travel to Germany despite Ekweremadu attack Auditor-general indicts presidency, EFCC, NASS Identities, confessional statements of alleged killers of Enugu Catholic priests questionable — Intersociety •Says assault on Ekweremadu blown out of proportion Police seal off venue where Soyinka, Falana were to speak in Lagos Abia workers ground activities over unpaid salary arrears Bandits kill 13 in two Katsina communities APC blames PDP for assault on Ekweremadu, says ‘opposition party promoted IPOB’ UK to face food, fuel, drug shortages In Abia, development enters reverse gear PDP screens governorship aspirants for Bayelsa, Kogi Police arrest eight suspects during initiation into Lagos cult

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (528,165 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (438,252 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (383,075 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (321,908 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (289,941 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (251,007 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (245,651 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (232,417 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (227,694 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (213,931 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (192,880 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (190,798 views)

 

CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (98) Business & Economy (4,395) Business Verdict (78) Columnists (1,094) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (214) Entertainment (647) Features (795) Global Business Monitor (418) ICT Monitor (58) International (3,847) Interview (198) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (166) Maggie's Blog (379) News (50,152) Opinion (1,325) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,317) Religion (1,085) Sports (2,133) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera