5 Dead as Police man is Declared missing in Renewed Tiv-Fulani Crisis

Posted: March 24, 2013 in BENUE, federal, Uncategorized
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In a renewed onslaught on the Tiv of Gwer West local Government Area of Benue state., five people including three mobile policemen amongst which were a Deputy Superintendent of Police(DSP), Mr. Azare Adamu and a police driver (names withheld) were yesterday killed.
Also declared missing, is a police sergeant identified as Mr. Mutari Ibrahim, just as five houses were razed by the Fulani herdsmen.
According to sources the renewed hostility, which started yesterday in Anguhar village in Gwer West, began at about 12 pm when a Fulani herdsman had allegedly gone to pilfer a honey heave belonging to a Tiv farmer in his farm, when one of the children of the Bee farmer was watching him evacuating the honey from the pot and immediately alerted his father who was said to have questioned the action by the Fulani herdsman.
Meanwhile some mobile policemen were on their way to the village in an Hillux vehicle been accompanied by security officer of the council were ambushed by Fulani men and killed. During what ensued, some villagers intervened in an attempt to rescue the Fulani cattle rearer but a few hours later, a group of Fulani herdsmen arrived and burnt the houses of the Tiv farmers in the area.

The Police Public Relation Officer PPRO, DSP Daniel Ezeala  confirmed the incident and said that the two murdered police men were ambushed by the Fulani herdsmen and that their vehicle was shot at before they were finallykilled.
He said the chief security officer of the local government was also killed and added that the commissioner of police in the state, Mr. Chris Katso has commenced full investigation into the crisis.


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