30 Bodies recovered after Fulani herdsmen attack in Benue State
There has been serious apprehension in many communities in Nigeria following constant invasion by herdsmen
– Benue state has been one of the most hit with many inhabitants and killed while others have become refugees
Some communities in Benue state are currently in mourning after an alleged attack by Fulani herdsmen.
Currently, not less than 30 bodies of killed indigenes and residents, including that of the secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Buruku local government area, Mr Ter Ashirga, have been recovered
The dead, according to the New Telegraph, include a tax collector and four refugees.
They were allegedly killed on Sunday at Abuku, a crossing point on River Buruku, and dumped at the bank of the river.
The APC chieftain was allegedly murdered when the Fulani herdsmen stormed his village at Mbagbaan, Tombo in Buruku. The report said he was shot alongside some of his kinsmen.
After his death, the village was razed down making many inhabitants to flee leaving their farmlands. After the attack, the herdsmen reportedly brought their cattle into the farmland to eat up what was left.
It was learnt that over 3,000 houses were deserted with the inhabitants leaving their properties and foodstuff.
The report said those who fled the troubled area are now camped in Gboko, the traditional headquarters of the Tiv nation, and Katsina-Ala, as refugees.
The scene has been visited by Governor Samuel Ortom and members of the state security and executive council for an assessment of the security and humanitarian situation.
Condemning the killing, the governor called on the people to avoid any revenge. He also called on the federal government to assist the state to end the crisis.
The governor tasked the people of the state to always report any suspicion and further attacks.