15 Feared Dead As Fulani Herdsmen Wreak More Havoc In Benue State

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Despite the national outcry that has trailed the spate of killings by suspected Fulani militia, the marauders have again stormed Tombo in Buruku local government area of the state, on Thursday afternoon, killing no fewer than 15 persons.

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The cattle rustlers, it was learnt, set ablaze part of the deserted community that it had already dominated.

A source from the besieged community squealed that: “As I speak with you the people are shooting sporadically and the villagers are fleeing for fear of being killed.

“The situation in Tombo at the moment is scary and we are helpless, it’s as if we are in a war situation where the mission of the invaders is to occupy and take over our villages.

“It’s a pathetic situation because corpses are littering the community though one cannot give a specific number of the dead which should not be less than 15 but I know that the casualty figure could be huge because many have been wounded as bullets continue to fly around.

“The people are also burning down houses, farms and food stuff as they move into the villages in what looked like a well coordinated attack.”

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Assistant Superintendent, ASP, Moses Yamu, disclosed that about seven persons had been killed in the attack that occurred around 3pm on Thursday.

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The PPRO also said that the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Paul Yakadi had led a team to the crisis zone to ascertain the cause of the renewed clash in order to compel the feuding parties to cease hostilities.



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