In Benue Fulani Herdsmen allegedly storm village kill 5

The Benue Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Assistant Superintendent, ASP, Moses Yamu, said he is yet to get the details of the attack.

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A nomadic man leading a herd of cows.

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Fulani herdsmen have struck in Benue state again, killing 5 people in Gaambe-Tiev, in Logo Local Government Area of the state.

Vanguard reports that the herdsmen attacked the village on Saturday, July 9, 2016 around 9:00 am.

The attackers came into the village with dangerous weapons and shot sporadically in the air, according to reports.

The Benue Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Assistant Superintendent, ASP, Moses Yamu, said he is yet to get the details of the attack.

An eyewitness who spoke to Vanguard said “like the cases before now, this latest attack was unprovoked, the armed herdsmen stormed the settlements shooting sporadically and singing at the same time.

 “People started running for their lives but unfortunately about five persons were gunned down and several persons sustained machete cuts and bullet wounds.

 “As if that was not enough, after chasing the people away, they took over and occupied the affected settlements while some houses and huts were also set ablaze as I speak with you.

 “That is the situation we have found ourselves in this part of the country; we are completely helpless, our women and children are being tormented almost on a weekly basis. Maybe the herdsmen want us to vacate Benue State for them.

“At the moment most of our people are also moving in their numbers from villages nearest to the attacked communities. Majority of them are fleeing to Anyii, the local government headquaters where most of the wounded are also receiving medical attention.”

A former Vice-Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Prof. Ango Abdullahi, has said that nobody can stop the Fulani herdsmen from moving around freely in Nigeria.

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