Herdsmen launch fresh attack in Benue, kill 7, injure 6, abduct woman

By Editor on 04/06/2018

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It was a black Sunday in Benue State as seven persons were killed when Fulani herdsmen launched a fresh attack on the Kwande Local Government Area.

Our correspondent gathered from residents of Kwande that some Fulani herdsmen in the early hours of Sunday invaded Tseadough, a village in Mbachom, Yaav Ward of the Kwande Local Government Area of Benue State and killed seven people.

The herdsmen were also said to have injured six others and took a woman from the village captive and burnt down several houses in the area.

A resident, who spoke to our correspondent on the telephone, said, “Suspected Fulani herdsmen invaded our village in the wee hours of today, (Sunday) while people were asleep; it was their gunshots that woke some of us.

“They were shooting indiscriminately and entering peoples’ houses attacking them. I was able to escape through the grace of God, some of us had to sleep in the bush, the report I got is that 10 people were killed and many others sustained varying degrees of injuries,” the source who did not want to be named, said.

The Chairman, Kwande Local Government, Terdoo Nyor Kenti, confirmed the attack and said seven people were confirmed dead. – Punch.

Posted 04/06/2018 07:01:38 AM


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