Gun­men kill 10 in Benue

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Hope Abah, Makurdi

Gun­men sus­pected to be Fu­lani herders have killed at least 10 peo­ple and in­jured many in Logo lo­cal govern­ment area of Benue state.

The at­tacks on Logo have be­come reg­u­lar in re­cent times de­spite a peace meet­ing held last week be­tween stake­hold­ers of the af­fected Tiv speak­ing peo­ple and Fu­lani herders.

A res­i­dent of the area and former govern­ment of­fi­cial, Chief Joseph Anawah said that yes­ter­day’s at­tack on the com­mu­nity hap­pened around 7:30 am while the farm­ers were head­ing to their var­i­ous farms.

Anawah said that the per­sons killed hailed from Aday­ohov and Son­tyo vil­lages of GaabeTiev in Logo LGA, and that more peo­ple were still miss­ing.

But, the State Co­or­di­na­tor of Myetti Allah Cat­tle Breed­ers As­so­ci­a­tion of Nige­ria (MACBAN), Garus Gololo, has de­nied any fresh clash be­tween the farm­ers and herders.

“I have con­tacted my peo­ple there (Logo) and they said there was noth­ing like that,” Gololo said.

Con­versely, the mem­ber rep­re­sent­ing Logo Con­stituency at the State House of As­sem­bly, Kester Kyenge, said the ca­su­alty fig­ures could be more be­cause some bod­ies were still be­ing re­cov­ered from the bush at the time of this re­port.

The state Po­lice Com­mand spokesman, ASP Moses Yamu said that four per­sons were at­tacked by sus­pected herders at Tse-Adayol in Mbagbe ward of Logo and that one was killed, one miss­ing while the other two were in­jured.

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