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Suspected Fulani herdsmen invade Benue communities, slaughter 15 persons

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Suspected armed Fulani herdsmen have slaughtered at least 15 persons in Logo Local Government Area of Benue State

The herders invaded two communities; Mchia village in Mbagber council ward and Mou village in Ukemberagya/Tswarev council ward in Logo at about 11:pm on Wednesday, September 21, 2022.

“The attackers stormed the villages between 11 pm and midnight of Wednesday, twelve people were killed at Mchia community and three people at Mou village with about 13 people injured,” a local who did not want to be mentioned told Nigerian Tribune.

The commissioner of police in the state, Wale Abass who confirmed the attacks said that 10 people were killed and eight injured.

Those murdered in Mchia are; Mr. Atsagba Oliver Chion, Mr. Mchivga Utume, Mr. Bemdoo Hindi, Mr. Aondonengen Kwaghwe, Mr. Shinku Ngimsho, Mr Gwa Joseph, Mr Vihishima Mbanomso, Mr Luter Yeke, Mr. Sonter Chieam, Mr. Aondosoo and two others.

The three people killed in Mou village are identified as Mr Lanem Dooior, Mr Iorungwa Andy Uchir and Emeka Ike (an Igbo trader)

The herders also shot and injured other persons including Shaorga Akaaume, Ubugh Obele and Aondosoo Aondoakaa.

The victims are currently receiving treatment at NKST hospital Anyiin.

Meanwhile, the Member Representing Logo State Constituency in the Benue State House of Assembly, Hon. Kuranen Yagba has condemned in strong terms, the renewed attacks on some communities in his constituency by suspected armed Fulani herdsmen.

Hon. Yagba who decried the renewed attacks on the armless farmers in Logo local government area says, the attack which is coming after the armed Fulani herdsmen had launched unprovoked attacks on many villages in Tombo council ward of Logo LGA, rendering many people displaced from their ancestral homes is not only unacceptable but wickedness of the highest order.

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