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BLOODBATH IN BENUE: 13 persons hacked to death

Written By Idoma Television on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 | 11:36:00 PM



At least 13 persons have been hacked to death by suspected Fulani Herdsmen in two local government areas of Logo and Ukum in Benue State.

The Benue State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Moses Yamu, confirmed that four people were killed in the Vaase community of Ukum while three corpses were recovered in Anyiin and one in Uzer in Logo LGA of the state. He said additionally five corpses were recovered from Tsukwa.
Yamu said the attacks were carried out simultaneously at 2am by the suspected herdsmen.

Speaking on the new development, former Senior Special Assistant on Media to the former governor, Gabriel Suswam, who hails from Anyiin, Chief Joseph Anawah, said that the five persons    were first shot dead at Tsukwa settlement before the security operatives came to the scene.

He maintained that the attackers however continued shooting in some places, saying that he saw two corpses recovered at Anyiin, while several others injured were receiving treatment at NKST Hospital at Anyiin.

 In his reaction, the State Coordinator of Myetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, Garus Gololo, who had earlier blamed the incessant crisis on continuing reprisal from the two warring factions, said the inability of the former governor Suswam to settle the herdsmen was responsible for presenting frequent crises.
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