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Suspected Herdsmen Kill Christian, Three Other Farmers In Benue Community

Gunmen suspected to be of Fulani extraction on Christmas Day made an incursion into the Turan community at Dasa, Gaambe-Tiev Logo Local Government Area of Benue State and killed a Christian and three other farmers.

New Telegraph reports that the invasion took place at about 9 pm when Christians were still in the Christmas mood.

A community leader in the area, Chief Joseph Anawa, said, “The attackers were Fulani militia, and they came through Tse Tume and left on the same route as community volunteer youth traced their movement”.

Chief Anawa said further that “after the incident, the militia attacked and killed one Mr. Abege Ulam an elder in the NKST Church Ugo at his Abokwen residence when he (Abege) heard gunshots at Dusa and intended to know what was happening”.

Chief Anawa quoted the deceased son (name withheld) who watched how the militants shot his father and brutally used a machete on him, confirming that “they were speaking Fulani and Hausa language”.

New Telegraph gathered that at least, eight people who sustained different degrees of injuries in the attack are receiving treatment in a private health facility at Ugba, headquarters of Logo local government area.

When contacted via a text message for details, the State Police Command’s spokesperson, Catherine Sewuese Anene, could not respond up till the time of filing the report.

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