Over 984 Tiv people have dead in Benue state, between 2014 and 2016. The series of attacks carried out by the suspected herders on various communities in the middle belt state have claimed over 984 people.
Also, 29,974 people have been displaced across the state, with properties worth over N40 billion lost to the attacks, according to report by New Telegraph.President-General of the Mdzough U Tiv (MUT), Chief Edward Ujege, gave the breakdown of these killings yesterday during a public hearing organised by the House of Representatives’ Committee on Police Affairs on killings by suspected herdsmen.
They are as follow:
Guma Local Government: No fewer than 142 persons were killed in Guma Local Government Area of the state while 6,544 persons were displaced with properties worth over N128 million lost.
Logo Local Government: In Logo Local Government Area, suspected herdsmen killed 54 people, 4,088 displaced and over N9 billion properties lost.
Makurdi, the state capital – 484 were killed while 3,018 got displaced and over N31 billion lost in the attacks.
Gwer East Local Government – 15 people were killed in Gwer East Local Government Area while 253 people were displaced with over N53 million lost.
Gwer West Local Government Area – 168 were killed, 4,543 displaced and over N592 million worth properties lost.
Katsina-Ala – 20 people were killed, 1,679 displaced and over N4 billion lost.
Kwande – 3,199 persons were displaced and over N132 million properties lost.
In 2015 and 2016:
Buruku Local Government: About 28 people were killed in Buruku, 6,650 displaced and over N8 billion lost in properties in two wards of Binev and Mbaya.
Logo Local Government: In four wards in Logo between 2015 and 2016, 58 people were killed while several people were displaced and property destroyed.
In Tarka, 15 people were killed.
In Ukum, 101 were killed while 6,650 got displaced and over N8 billion lost.
The way and manner these people were killed was barbaric as some were slaughtered and others sprayed with chemical weapons, causing them to vomit and pass on slowly/
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