Tuesday, 4 April 2017

10 Killed In Benue State Again By Fulani Herdsmen

Punch reported that no fewer than 10 persons have been reportedly killed following a two-day attack by Fulani herdsmen on several villages in the Kwande Local Government Area of Benue State.
The attack is coming about three weeks after 20 persons were killed during an attack on Buruku communities by Fulani herdsmen.

The latest attack in Kwande communities was said to have started on Sunday morning and lasted till the early hours of Monday.

According to sources, the communities attacked included Ikyoawen in the Moon District, and Alaba Village of the Nzaav Council ward, both in the Turan area of  Kwande Local Government.

Some villages in the Moon District had been under occupation by suspected herdsmen since the last two years.

It was gathered that the marauders first invaded Ikyoawen in the Moor District early Sunday morning  and killed four persons, before moving  to  the Nzaav District on Monday where four persons were reportedly killed.

A source, who spoke to our correspondent on the telephone, said, “The attack was unprovoked, the herders just invaded our community, Ikyoawen, early Sunday morning, shot sporadically which made people to flee the village.”

When asked if there was any casualty, the local source, who pleaded not to be named, said,

 “I learnt that four persons were killed; it was after the attack on our village that they moved to the nearby community, Nzaav, where I learnt that six other persons were killed.”
The local source explained that the areas had been deserted as a result of the attack, adding that the villagers had moved to Jato Aka and Adikpo, the headquarters of the council area to take refuge.

The source added that several persons were still missing as of the time of filing this report.

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