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Fulani herdsmen kills four People in Benue State

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Four persons have been murdered in Benue State after some suspected Fulani herdsmen made a fresh attack.

According to reports, the incident occurred at Uvir Council Ward in Guma LGA of the State last Wednesday.

The leader of the community known as Alex Mtsor was also killed in the attack.

According to a native of the area, James, the heavily armed gunmen has invaded the village late Wednesday night.

Police PRO Moses Yamuh is yet to confirm the attack.

The incident comes barely just three weeks after Guma was attacked by the herdsmen where over 80 persons were killed by them.

Nothing less than 50 persons in Benue state were killed after suspected Fulani herdsmen attacked five communities in Guma and Logo Local Government Areas of the state on New Year’s Day.

James Gbudu, who is a resident of the area confirmed the incident, said he luckily escaped with his life, adding that the development forced many to flee their homes.

 

The suspected Fulani herdsmen/gunmen invaded the communities at the wee hours of Tuesday and reportedly, started killing anybody in sight.

The invading herdsmen were said to have attacked Gaambe-Tiev, Ayilamo, and Turan villages in Logo LGA on New Year’s Day at the time the people were returning from the New Year’s service.

The assailants were said to have descended on the communities around 9 pm on Monday and continued the attack till around 4 am on Tuesday, shooting indiscriminately and burning down houses and huts

The attacks came on the heels of the implementation of the anti-open grazing law in Benue state, which the Fulani herdsmen considered detrimental to their means of livelihood.

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