By Ajuzieogu Chukwuebuka (Abia Writers)
Edited by Livingrich Ezeikpe
Another attack by Fulani herders sometime ago resulted in the death of 2 National Examination Council, NECO candidates and 13 others in Guma and Logo Local government areas of Benue state. It was gathered from the Chairman of Guma Local Government Council, Mr. Anthony Shawon that the Herdsmen attacked TseIshav in Saghev ward where mourners gathered for a wake-keep, killing their victims and injuring many.

A witness said “The armed herdsmen sneaked into Guma from Logo Local Government because we share a common border. They attacked TseIshav in Saghev ward. Eight people who were at a wake-keep were killed and many others were wounded. Among those killed were two candidates of NECO who came to the village to write their examination”. "From my finding, they sneaked into Guma from Logo local government area because we share a common boundary. “After attacking, while they were pulling out they also attacked other compounds, and houses they saw on their way, burning houses and farmlands in the area”.

“Just less than 42 hours before this attack, they also struck in the night at Mbawa council ward near Yelwata, killing two people, only for them to strike again today around 3 am”. “We recovered the corpses of those killed while the injured have been taken to the hospital”.
Reacting on the incident in Logo Local Government Area, the Chairman of the council area, Richard Nyajo said the militant herdsmen raided two council wards in his local government while pulling out of Guma, burning down three villages. “They attacked about three places, Tombo, Ukemeragya and Tswarev, council wards killing seven persons and injuring several others; “The two villages razed were TseNgojov and TseNyamkyuma. They perpetrated the mayhem while they were pulling out of Guma where they earlier struck”, he said.

However, efforts to get a reaction from the Benue State Police Command failed as several calls and text messages put to the Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni and the Command’s Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Assistant Superintendent, ASP, Moses Yamu failed, this is for you to know that the police force know all these Fulani herdsmen.

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