Friday, 21 April 2017

Three Confirmed Dead As Fulani Herdsmen Invaded Benue State Community




Photo of Fulani Herdsmen and Their Cows
Not more than three persons lost their lives on Thursday in a renewed clash between Fulani herdsmen and residents of a Tiv Community at Tse Igba Uke village near Ikpayongo, 10km from Makurdi, Benue State Capital.
According to an eye witness, the suspected herdsmen had invaded Tse Igba Uke Village closed to Ikpayongo and killed two persons.
According to This Day News, the killing led some youth in Ikpayongo mounting a roadblock along the federal highway, leaving motorists stranded, while a passenger lost his life due to the noisy disturbance.
According to a local source, who pleaded for his name not to be mentioned said, “some youths barricaded the federal highway at Ikpayongo today (Thursday) to protest the killing of two persons at Tse Igba village, a few kilometers away from Ikpayongo by Fulani herders.
“The incident happened on Wednesday night and up till mid day today (Thursday) nobody could say anything, the non-challant attitude of government propelled youths to take to the street.
“Unfortunately, some motorists were fighting with the youths which led to serious uproar until policemen came and dispersed the youths.”
According to the State Police Public Relation Officer [PPRO], Moses Yamu, who confirmed the crisis in a statement said, two persons were killed, while one was critically injured.
In his words he said, “We got report that suspected herdsmen attacked Tse Igba Uke village, killed one Sunday Kachuwa and injured Zongu Aliade. The corpse was deposited at the General Hospital while the injured is undergoing treatment.
“Youths at Ikpayongo blocked the road in protest of the killing and killed a passenger in the process.”
Furthermore the PPRO said that the police have been drafted to restore peace in the area.
The police however tasked the youths not to take the law into their own hands as according to him, “The command frowns at jungle justice.”
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