Tuesday, 22 May 2012

10 killed in Benue

About 10 persons were reported dead in a fresh invasion of Fulani herdsmen who invaded a community in Gwer West Local Government area of Benue State.



According to the Traditional ruler Chief Daniel Abomtse, The attack took place on Sunday at the Tyoughatee village, which resulted in the death of 10 persons and destruction of several property including farmlands.

He disclosed in a letter dated May 15, 2012, entitled “Grand Plan to Annihilate Gwer West People By Fulani Herdsmen and their Mercenaries” and frowned on the nonchalant attitude shown by the state government and security operatives to stop the attacks.
“Information had it that the Fulani herdsmen intend to invade Gwer West crossing from the Obendo, Ijiwo axis from Akpanaja in Nasarawa State into Tyoughatee and Gbaange/Tongov district of Gwer West LGA at a location between Mbaku communities of Makurdi and invade the whole of the district which stretches 16 kolometres of Makurdi-Naka road and then advance to Naka town, headquarters of Gwer West Local Government. They also plan to attack and burn down my palace and residence with explosives and sophisticated automatic fire arms,” part of letter read.

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