Just In: 23 People Killed in Fresh Attacks By Fulani Herdsmen in Benue2 min read
Just In: 23 People Killed in Fresh Attacks By Fulani Herdsmen in Benue
Suspected Fulani herdsmen have reportedly killed 23 people in Benue State in a fresh attack on two communities, Mbadwem and Tiortyu.
The State Governor, Samuel Ortom disclosed this on Tuesday, saying that the attack took place on Monday night.
He urged the people of the state to rise up to defend themselves forthwith.
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It was gathered that eight people were killed Monday night by Fulani herdsmen at Mbadwem in Guma local government area and 15 others at Tiortyu in Tarka local government area.
The governor stated that scores of others were injured and were receiving treatment in an unnamed hospital in the state.
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“We are law-abiding citizens. We have cried for help against these invaders but nothing is forthcoming. We are left alone and it looks like it is a deliberate strategy. Now we have only one option; to defend ourselves or get extinct. This is a case for our survival.”
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The governor said Benue people had been accommodating of other people in their land but that their hospitality is misconstrued as weakness.
“We are not a conquered people. We will never be. We are free-born citizens of Nigeria,” he added.
Source: PM News Nigeria.
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