Suspected Fulani Militia Murder Five, Injure Others In Benue

Suspected Fulani Militia Murder Five, Injure Others In Benue
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No fewer than five persons have been reportedly killed in a fresh attack by suspected Fulani militias on Tse Alashi Kaambe Community, Guma Local Government Area of Benue State.

The suspected Fulani militia invaded the community, at about 1pm on Friday afternoon, in large numbers when the victims were busy on their farms and brick moulding sites.

A source confirmed our correspondent that “they killed three people who were working on their farms and also moved to where some people were moulding burnt bricks and killed two others after which they retreated.

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‘They just want our people to vacate their ancestral homes for them, because as we speak, women and children are already fleeing the community.’

The Chairman of Guma Local Government Area, whose name was given as Mr. Caleb Aba, while confirming the incident, explained that it happened around 1pm Friday afternoon, alleging that armed Fulani herders invaded a community called Tse Alashi and killed three people who were working on their farm.

He added that they also moved to a place where people were laying burnt bricks and killed two people without any provocation by the victims.

Superintendent Catherine Anene, the State Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the attack in the area.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has assured families of those kidnapped by bandits in the ill-fated Abuja-Kaduna train service of March 28 that efforts were on-going to ensure their safe return.

The president gave the assurance on Monday in Abuja when he hosted residents of the FCT who paid him Sallah homage.

He directed security agencies and the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) to provide detailed information to families of the victims regularly saying the government would explore every opportunity to secure their return alive and unhurt.

Africa Daily News, New York

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