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Suspected Armed Herdsmen Kill Three In Benue 



Suspected Armed Herdsmen Kill Three In Benue 

Their corpses have been deposited at the NKST hospital mortuary in Anyiin

Makurdi, Benue State– Suspected armed herdsmen on Sunday killed three people in Imatom village, Ukemberagya council ward in Logo local Government Area of Benue State.

Joseph Anawa, a prominent community leader in the state, confirmed the harrowing incident to newsmen and identified the victims as Tertsea Terkimbi Adagundu, Tertsea Mkposu, and Mimidoo Umburga.

“These three young men were killed by Fulani militia herdsmen at Imatom village Square near Chembe, Ukemberagya, Logo Local Govt, Benue State, yesterday, Saturday, October 14, at about 9 p.m.,” he said.

“Their corpses have been deposited at the NKST hospital mortuary in Anyiin. All these renewed attacks and killings without any provocation are aimed at displacing the peasant farmers to pave the way for cattle to graze on their crops, which are yet to be harvested,”

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Mr Anawa also informed newsmen that the armed herdsmen had renewed their onslaught in the council area, chronicling the spate of Fulani herdsmen militia attacks since the beginning of September.

“Recently, on Saturday, 3/9/23, at about 11 a.m., on Monday, Hembaku of Chembe village was accosted and killed on his cassava farm by Fulani herdsmen. His corpse is still lying at the NKST Anyiin mortuary,” he said.

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“Five days later, on Friday, 29/9/23, at about 2 pm, two women from the same village (Chembe)—Mrs. Iember Ornguga and Dinnah Chembe—were macheted and badly wounded by Fulani marauders when they went to fetch firewood.

“They were rushed to a medical facility by men from Operation Wilds Stroke station at Arufu, a nearby settlement, where they are recuperating

“Another attack took place on Wednesday, 11/10/23, around 9 a.m. at Iorza along Tse Abiem Road, where two young men, Mr Mbaadega Vihimg and Chuku Gaku, who went to buy fish at Zebo Market near River Benue, were waylaid on their way back by Fulani militia who inflicted various degrees of injuries on them.

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“They are now receiving treatment at a medical facility in Iorza. The killing of these three young men happened yesterday, Saturday, October 14, at about 9 p.m.”

He, however, appealed to both state and federal governments to deploy security to the area.

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