Suspected Fulani herdsmen invade Benue community, kill 6, injure others

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Apr 12th, 2014

Suspected Fulani Herdsmen, Thursday evening invaded Anyii community, the hometown of governor Gabriel Suswam, killing six persons, injuring several others.

It was gathered that the militants who were about 100 in number also attacked Chembe, Ifer and Tse Gundu, Anawah settlement at Ukemberaga/Tswarev ward of Logo local government area of Benue State.

One of the residents who escaped the swords of the attackers told Vanguard that the marauders came into the communities in two groups.

According to him, “they came in two groups numbering over hundred; one of the groups came through Ikapa-Tse Gundu road to attack Chembe village while the other group emerged from a far route and bursting out at Achive compound.

”At Achive, they mounted a road block along Anyiin-Wukari road shooting sporadically, forcing the people who had returned to their homes after fleeing previous attacks to scamper into the bush for safety.

”The attackers carried out the operation for several hours killing about six people without molestation despite the supposed presence of security operatives in the area.”

The Senior Special Assistant to the state Governor on Media, Chief Anawah Joseph who confirmed the attack said two bodies had so far been recovered from his community.

On the contrary, the State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Superintendent Dan Ezeala said the incident was not a Fulani attack but robbery at Chinwe community where he said two corpses were found.

He said that the information got to the anti terrorists squad stationed in the area who stormed the affected community; “it was discovered that there was no destruction of property, which clearly indicated that it was not a Fulani attack but robbery incident.”

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