Suspected Herder Attack:. Three killed in Benue community


Shina J.O

Three persons were reportedly killed in Umogidi village in Enetekpa Adoka district of Otukpo Local Government Area of Benue State by suspected armed herdsmen.

The attack on the Umogidi community came to less than 24 houses after a monarch and his subjects were killed by the marauders in Ugbobi village in Apa LGA in what locals said were coordinated attacks on the Benue South district in the last two months.

It was gathered that the marauders stormed the village from neighbouring Apa LGA with their cattle, armed with AK-47 riffles.

A source who did not want to be named said the attackers shot anyone they met or anyone who tried to stop them from grazing on people’s farmland.

According to him the victims were young men they met while marching into the villages and destroying people’s farms and barns.

Confirming the attack, the Chairman of Otukpo LGA, Bako Eje, who hails from that part of the council, lamented that the invaders had in the last month ceaselessly attacked that part of the state.

He said: “Armed herdsmen attacked our people and killed three persons in Enetekpa ward of Adoka District in Otukpo council.

“For over a month now, they have been terrorising our people in that axis, from Igili to Umuogidi across to Enetekpa ward.”

In a very brief message the police public relations officers Sewuese Anene simply said “I don’t have this information please”.

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