Suspected Fulani Gunmen Kill 30 In Suswam’s LGA

GOV. GABRIEL SUSWAM INSPECTING VILLAGES RAZED BY FULANI HERDSMEN
GOV. GABRIEL SUSWAM INSPECTING VILLAGES RAZED BY FULANI HERDSMEN (FILE PHOTO)

Suspected Fulani herdsmen on Wednesday morning raided three council wards of Logo Local Government Area of Benue State, leaving no fewer than 30 persons, mostly women, children and the aged, dead.

Outgoing Governor of Benue State, Mr. Gabriel Suswam, is from Anyiin, Gambe-Tiev in Logo LGA.

Some of the displaced persons, who spoke to The PUNCH, said that they fled to Ugba, the headquarters of the LGA and Zaki-Biam, the neighbouring headquarters of Ukum LGA, when the marauders invaded their village at about 5am.

One of them, identified simply as Agema, said, “The attackers started shooting and we were all running for our lives.”

“Our people there told us that about thirty bodies, most of them women, children and the aged were identified”.

Confirming the development, Police Public Relations Officer in Benue State, Austin Ezeani, said security agents had already deployed in the areas to stop the attackers.

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