Suswam escapes death as Fulani attack his convoy

Posted: March 11, 2014 in BENUE, makurdi, News, Uncategorized
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News reaching atiterkula has it that Governor Gabriel Suswam narrowly escaped death today as suspected Fulani herdsmen   shot at his convoy. Governor Suswam who was in Guma local government to assess the security situation arising from the Tiv -Fulani crisis, ran into a waiting ambush.

According to an aide who accompanied Suswam on the trip, the journey from Makurdi- to Guma local government was smooth until he arrived at Tse’ Akenyi,the junction that led to Torkula village. When some Fulani herdsmen opened fire on sighting his convoy.
” They shot massively  at Suswam’s convoy, his security details returned fire and repelled the attackers who were armed with sophisticated weapon,Image
said the aide who does not want to be mentioned print because he was not authorised to speak.
Governor Suswam , was said to have continued his journey to Gbajimba, the administrative head quarters of Guma local government area, where he assessed the security situation and addressed internally   displaced persons.

Governor Suswam, after the attack, continued his visit to all the settlements destroyed by suspected Fulani   in Guma local government area.

Addressing some of the displaced,at Gbaimba, the governor said everything possible will be done , so that they can return to their homes.

He said invaders would not take over their ancestral land. He also urged them to exercise a little patience, as government will soon send relief materials to cushion the effect of the attack.

At Ukpam village, the entire settlement of over 400,000 was razed down, as decomposed corpse littered all over the farming community. The Governor recovered about 6 corpses and moved them to Makurdi.

Ukpam, Waku, Torkula, Kaseyo villages are the worst hit areas in Guma local government area,in  the ongoing fulani attacked on Tiv settlements.

It is worthy to note that Suswam’s village Anyiin has been under siege for over five days with the Fulani struggling to burn down the governors village residence.

 

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