Fulani Herdsmen Attack Benue Village, Kill 34

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Fulani herdsmen have attacked Akuroko village in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State, leaving about 34 dead, just hours after they killed scores at Nzorov ward in Iyordye Akaahena village.

“They came from neighboring Nasarawa State, this (yesterday) morning in their numbers as usual, armed with sophisticated weapons and invaded Akuroko village. They were shooting and burning any structure in sight,” according to a source.

“A lot of people have been displaced, some killed, many injured and lots more are currently missing. But I cannot tell you the exact figure of those that may have been killed until we are able to know the condition of people.

“But for now I can say that about 34 persons have lost their lives in this attack with many sustaining serious injuries.

“In fact, our major worry is the threat by the invaders that they would continue to invade our communities until they take over Gbajimba, the local government headquarters.

“We are disturbed because it seemed the police in Gbajimba have been overwhelmed by the persistent attacks on communities in Guma Local Government Area. From all indications, no where is safe anymore in the area.”

Confirming the attack, Chairman of Guma Local Government, Mr. Frank Adii said, “As I speak to you, fighting is still raging in that village which has recorded about 10 deaths, while others who sustained injuries are currently receiving treatment at the Benue State University Teaching Hospital.”

Adii said he had already contacted the Commandant of the Nigerian Army Airborne Brigade, Makurdi, for assistance as the Police in Gbajimba seemed helpless.

Former Benue State Head of Service, Mike Iyordye, whose house was burnt down in Friday’s attack, also confirmed the latest attack, although he said he couldn’t ascertain the level of destruction.

Benue State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Deputy Superintendent Daniel Ezeala, however could not confirm the incident as he said he was yet to be briefed.

6 COMMENTS

  1. It is time for. U guys to know who have been attacking u and stop blaming the fulani for everything! If u thing u’re giving a dog a bad name in order to kill it…..beware!

  2. Buhari your boys are spreading fast within your northern region,but please don’t cross to south,if your try it we will start with you first,fanatic.

  3. Ok here is a new twist, so u guys actually think these may not be fulani people and @ donjeff u think someone is orchestrating these attacks?

  4. Implement d Minister of Agriculture recent roadmap on (1) movement of livestock overland and (2) establishment of modern mechanised abbstoirs’ which he enunciated during his mid term reports. I think it will reduce d problems.

  5. well, before now you think you can pally with hausa/fulani. you even followed them to kill igbos at will in the name of nigeria biafra war to uphold unity as against justice to the igbos. they even fed you with all manner of lies against the igbo man whom you have close religous and ethnic closeness than them. now they have come for you, bcos you are supposed to be their working tools but you seem to be avoiding them gradually. now, is either you succumb to their wimps and caprises or they will annihilate you. the earleir you confess your sins against the igbo man and denounce the hausa/fulani the earlier you will find succour in the sight of God and man and your enemy will be crushed.

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