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Again, Fulani herdsmen attack Agatu, kill over 50

Written By Idoma Television on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 | 1:11:00 AM

Suspected Fulani herdsmen Monday attacked a village in Agatu area of Benue State, killing no fewer than 50 persons.

This attack is coming few days after President Muhammadu Buhari had directed the setting up of a panel of Investigation into the Fulani attacks on the villagers, to find out the root cause of the attacks and proffer a lasting solution.

According to a survivor, Ada Ojechi, the latest attack, which took place at Odugbeho-Agatu, was one of the worst ever witnessed in the series of attacks by the herdsmen.

According to him, the news of Federal and Benue State governments’ intervention made the villagers to relax and that many of those who had earlier fled Odugbeho returned to the village on Sunday.

He said, “As we speak, Odigbeho-Agatu has been razed. The massacre there today (Monday) had no equal because Odigbeho is one of the most important and well-populated villages in Agatu. Our people were caught napping because we relaxed when we heard what we considered the cheering news that the federal government has intervened.

“Unfortunately, the Fulanis knew we had relaxed and took advantage of us to unleash a terrible massacre on us. As we speak, corpses litter everywhere in the village. I have been trying to reach many of my family members without success. We feel terribly let down by the government that announced a joint security team. We have not seen the security men- be they policemen or military, as I speak,” he told Vanguard on phone.

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