Fulani herdsmen have continued to wreak more havoc in some parts of Logo local government area of Benue state, as there are indications of at least eight persons slaughtered in a fresh attack on the State communities today, Tuesday.
The cattle rustlers, it was learnt, raided four villages including Tse Chia, Tse Nhumbe, Deghkia and Ngorukgan at about 2am, shooting sporadically and burning down houses and huts in the affected communities.
A source, who pleaded anonymity said: “it was a coordinated attack on the four villages by the well armed herdsmen who stormed our villages in large number, around 2am and shooting sporadically.
“It was the sound of their gunshot that woke everyone from sleep resulting in a stampede and the gunning down and macheting of about 8 persons though the causality figure maybe more than that because many person are still unaccounted for just as scores sustained serious injuries.
“As I speak with you the affected villages have been deserted and the invaders have taken over and are razing in the ancestral homes of the people who have fled to Anyii, Ugba and Abeda towns, in their thousands, for fear of being killed.
“It’s a pathetic situation, the development has inflicted untold hardship on women, children and the elderly who are trekking long distances in search of safe haven and awaiting the intervention of security operatives.”
The attack came against the backdrop of a previous onslaught on Agatu communities, where over 300 persons were killed by the suspected marauders.
The spokesperson for Benue state Police, Assistant Superintendent, ASP, Moses Yamu, when contacted, said he was yet to receive details of the development.