Sad! Again,100 People Killed By Herders In Benue
No fewer than 116 persons were weekend killed by killer herders in communities in Benue and Plateau states.
While over 100 were killed in four wards in Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State by a combination of killer herders, who acted in connivance with loyalists of late militia leader, Terwase Agwaza, alias Gana, 16 had their lives snuffed out in Jos North and Riyom Local Government Areas of Plateau State.
These came as hundreds of angry youths yesterday blocked the Karina-Suleja-Abuja highway, following the attack of their communities by bandits who abducted 15 persons, mainly women and children.
In the Benue killing, Vanguard gathered from a reliable source in the area who spoke on condition of anonymity, that the gangs had between Saturday and Sunday invaded and sacked several communities at Yooyo, Utange, Mbatura/Mberev, and Mbayongo Council Wards in the LGA.
He said: ‘’Since Saturday, communities in four council Wards have come under severe attacks by armed herdsmen who are supported by a local militia gang made up of loyalists of late Terwase Agwaza, alias Gana. “The villages and communities in the four council Wards have been like war zones since Saturday.
The militia gangs moved from one community to another shooting sporadically, killing and looting the properties of the people. “The development has created pandemonium of unimaginable proportion in Katsina-Ala LGA.
The gangs have adopted commando-style attacks to kill unsuspecting farmers. “They attack a community and before the military and security personnel arrive the scene, they pull out and invade another community.
“As we speak so many persons have been killed between Saturday and Sunday, and the people are fleeing and running for several kilometers to safer places and communities but the fear is that nobody knows the next community that would be invaded.’’…
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