Herdsmen kill four in renewed attack in Benue, Only three people were killed ― Police - AMEBO ONLINE NEWSPAPER


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Herdsmen kill four in renewed attack in Benue, Only three people were killed ― Police

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Suspected herdsmen have killed four people in a renewed attack in Kwande local government area of Benue State.

A resident of the locality who identified himself as Donald said the suspected herdsmen stormed Waya community near Jato Aka in Kwande, shot sporadically and injured many people.

According to Donald, “some herdsmen yesterday (Tuesday) stormed our community (Waya) in their numbers and shot sporadically and moved straight to the river shooting as they were forcing residents to flee the community.

“But by the time the dust settled, four people, two men and two women were shot dead while many people were injured.”

Confirming the incident, a member of the House of Representatives representing Kwande/Ushongo federal constituency, Hon. Bob Tyough, said that herdsmen had consistently attacked communities in the local government area.

In a statement he issued on Tuesday, a copy of which was made available to our correspondent, he lamented that only 35 policemen were in the whole local government, the number, he said was insignificant to curtail the activities of herdsmen in the council.

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Residents fleeing the community on a motorcycle

The lawmaker who, though, commended the Operation Whirl Stroke said that he objected to the assertion given by its commander, General Adeyemi Yekini, that peace had returned to Benue State.

He said, “while not taking anything away from the commitment and gallantry of the military in our state, particularly troops of OPWS, I wish to raise objection to the swooping claim by Major General Yekini which tends to sell the impression that total peace has returned to Benue State and our people are no longer under attacks.

“As the member representing Kwande/Ushongo Federal Constituency, I can authoritatively say that my people are still being attacked on a daily basis by herdsmen militia. Just yesterday, four persons were killed and many others injured at Waya community in Jato-Aka, Kwande Local Government Area.

“Kwande Local Government Area has only 35 police personnel. How would 35 policemen guarantee the safety of lives and property in a whole local government area?” Tyough asked.

Also confirming the attack, the state police command said that three people including a man and two women were killed by the marauding herdsmen.

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