Benue State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Assistant Superintendent, ASP, Moses Yamu said normalcy has returned to the area.
Vanguard reports that youths from the village killed two herdsmen who were grazing on their land.
The Fulani herdsmen also retaliated by killing two people in the local government, including an All Progressives Congress (APC) youth leader, Mr. Aondohemba Kasa.
A source who spoke to Vanguard said “Their presence in the village enraged the locals and a bloody fight ensued leading to the abduction and murder of two persons from the village, including the APC youth leader in Tarka local government area, Mr. Aondohemba Kasa.
”The reprisal attack was what forced the youths of the community to take over the busy Makurdi-Gboko road for several hours yesterday thereby disrupting the free flow of traffic on the highway.
“They made bonfire on the highway and rebuffed appeals by the Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Mr. Takema Targema who visited the scene to plead with them to open up the highway, insisting that the herdsmen be compelled to release corpses of those they had earlier abducted and killed.”
Benue State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Assistant Superintendent, ASP, Moses Yamu told Vanguard that normalcy has returned to the area.
Representatives from the three major tribes in Benue state have called on President Buhari to send the Nigerian Army to stop what they call insurgency in Benue state.