April 5, 2016

Fulani Herdsmen Kill APC Chieftain, 1 Other Person In Benue, Youths Protest

Fulani Herdsmen Kill APC Chieftain, 1 Other Person In Benue, Youths Protest

Suspected Fulani herdsmen have killed two people including the youth leader of APC at Tse Tia, in Tarka Local Government area of Benue State.

According to a source in the village, the community had mobilized youth who killed 2 Fulani herdsmen and some cows after the contineous maiming of farmers and destroying of crops by the heardsmen. However, the herdsmen retaliated, killing two people.

The source said:

“Their presence in the village enraged the locals and a bloody fight ensued leading to the abduction and murder of two persons from the village, including the APC youth leader in Tarka local government area, Mr. Aondohemba Kasa.

”The reprisal attack was what forced the youths of the community to take over the busy Makurdi-Gboko road for several hours yesterday thereby disrupting the free flow of traffic on the highway.

“They made bonfire on the highway and rebuffed appeals by the Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Mr. Takema Targema who visited the scene to plead with them to open up the highway, insisting that the herdsmen be compelled to release corpses of those they had earlier abducted and killed.”

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