Monday 11 July 2016

Killer herdsmen strike Benue communities; ...5 killed

Over five persons were weekend reportedly killed in a fresh attack on parts of Chambe and Anawah settlements in Logo Local Government Area of Benue State by suspected herdsmen.

The affected communities were invaded at about 9a.m. when most of the locals were already in their farms.

According to a source who claimed to have witnessed the attacks, the armed herdsmen stormed the villages, singing war songs, shooting sporadically and torching houses, huts and food barns in the affected communities.
He said: “Like the cases before now, this latest attack was unprovoked, the armed herdsmen stormed the settlements shooting sporadically and singing at the same time.

“People started running for their lives but unfortunately, about five persons were gunned down and several persons sustained machete cuts and bullet wounds.

“After chasing the people away, they took over and occupied the affected settlements while some houses and huts were also set ablaze as I speak with you. That is the situation we have found ourselves in this part of the country; we are completely helpless, our women and children are being tormented almost on a weekly basis. Maybe the herdsmen want us to vacate Benue State for them.”

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