6 Killed By Suspected Fulani Herdsmen In Benue

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Suspected Fulani herdsmen, Thursday evening invaded the home town of Governor Gabriel Suswam; Anyii, killing six persons.

The Fulani militia numbering over 100 was said to have also attacked Chembe, Ifer and Tse Gundu, Anawah settlement at Ukemberaga/Tswarev ward of Logo local government area.

One of the fleeing natives told Saturday Vanguard that the invaders launched their attack on the affected communities from two fronts.

“They came in two groups numbering over hundred; one of the groups came through Ikapa-Tse Gundu road to attack Chembe village while the other group emerged from a far route and bursting out at Achive compound.

“At Achive, they mounted a road block along Anyiin-Wukari road shooting sporadically, forcing the people who had returned to their homes after fleeing previous attacks to scamper into the bush for safety.

“The attackers carried out the operation for several hours killing about six people without molestation despite the supposed presence of security operatives in the area.”

Senior Special Assistant to the state Governor on Media, Chief Anawah Joseph who hails from one of the affected communities confirmed the attack, adding that two bodies have so far been recovered from his community.

State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Superintendent Dan Ezeala confirmed the attack, but said it was not by the Fulani, but robbery at Chinwe community where he said two corpses were found.

According to him, the information got to the anti terrorists squad stationed in the area who stormed the affected community; “it was discovered that there was no destruction of property, which clearly indicated that it was not a Fulani attack but robbery incident.”

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