6 reported dead as killer herdsmen raid Governor Ortom’s local government

Posted by Uja Emmanuel, Makurdi | 19 April 2018 | 916 times

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•Governor Ortom


Suspected Fulani herdsmen killed six Tiv farmers in Agasha town, Guma, Local Government area in Benue State.

The attacked on Agasha town, a farming community located on the old Abinse-Tyulen – Wukari federal highway occurred at about 1 am to 2am on Wednesday night.

Governor Samuel Ortom hails from Guma Local Government and the placed has been under sustained attacked and killings by Fulani herdsmen since new year.

Narrating how the incident happened, a community leader Chief Aondona Adzuu told The Nation that the invaders stormed Agatha town when everyone was sleep and went from house to house shooting people.

“They slaughtered some people while others were machete and their houses set ablaze,”

He said six people were shot and killed on Wednesday night while others sustained serious injuries.

Police Spoke man Moses Yamu, a DSP, confirmed the incident and said only three people were killed.

This is the third time in two weeks that Agasha town has come under attacked.

•Text (excluding headline) courtesy of The Nation.


Source: News Express

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