30 Oct Suspected herdmen attack Benue community and kill PPRO relatives
By Zuleihat Owuiye, Mamos Nigeria
A total of seven persons, including three cousins of SP Catherine Annene, Spokesperson of the State Police Command, were reported to have been killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
The attacks are said to have occurred in Sengeb area of Mbachohon parliamentary area and Tse Gambah area of Nagi district, all in Gweru West Local Government Area of Benue State.
Residents told our correspondent that herders attacked their communities in swift and coordinated attacks on Sunday.
An indigene, who wished to remain anonymous, said: “Four people were killed in Tse Gambel, Sengeb local government area, and three others were killed in Nagi camp, Mbachohon local government area, along the Naka-Agagbe road.” he said. He said several people were injured in the attack on the community.
Police spokeswoman Katherine Annen confirmed the attack and said: “This is my village. Three of my cousins were killed and that’s the total.”