Peace Accord fails …as suspected herdsmen kill 5 in Benue in Suswam’s Village

Posted: April 11, 2014 in life and human interest, News, Uncategorized
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In spite of the peace accord struck between farmers in Benue State and Fulani herdsmen, dare devil gunmen have invaded some communities in Governor Gabriel Suswam’s local government area, Logo, and killed five persons.

 

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Gov. Gabriel Suswam

Nigerian Pilot Saturday learnt that about 100 gunmen, suspected to be Fulani militia, attacked villages like Chembe, Ifer and Tse Gundu, near Anyiin, around Anawah settlement in Ukemberaga/Tswarev ward of Logo Local Government Area, where they killed people.

According to some residents of the area who spoke to Nigerian Pilot  Saturday, the gunmen came in two groups using different routes to invade the affected villages, adding that a group entered through Ikapa-Tse Gundu road to attack Chembe village while the other group emerged from a far route and burst out at Achive compound.

The eyewitness added that the latter group mounted road block along Anyiin-Wukari road, shooting sporadically, making people who just returned to their base after earlier attacks to run into the bush for safety.

The gunmen were said to have carried out the attack unmolested for several hours, despite the presence of military personnel in the area.

Senior Special Assistant to the governor on Media, Chief Anawah Joseph, who hails from one of the affected areas, however said that two dead bodies were discovered in the latest attack.

Similarly, the State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Daniel Ezeala, however said that the incident had no Fulani coloration, but robbery attack at Chembe, where he said two corpses were found.

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