At least 14 persons have been killed on Monday in a fresh attack on Gaambe-Tiev, Logo Local Government area of Benue State by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
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In their usually rampageous ambush, the cattle rustlers stormed the community at about 7.30am on Monday, shooting sporadically, with houses and farmlands set ablaze at Adeyohor village along Uwer-Gov Sevav Road.
An eyewitness told Vanguard that, “The herdsmen, in their usual fashion, stormed Gaambe-Tiev this morning around 7:30a.m. in their numbers, shooting sporadically and shouting. The people never expected it.
“Everybody, including women and children, ran for their lives. Unfortunately, several persons lost their lives and many more were injured. Bodies of some of those killed are being recovered from the farms and we are still counting.
“As we speak, Logo is under siege, people are running away from their homes in their thousands to Anyii and we don’t know when this will end and we are yet to see any concrete response from security agencies.”
Speaking on the incident, Hon. Kester Kyenge, a member of the state House of Assembly representing Logo constituency, said those killed could be far more than the 14 being circulated.
“By tomorrow, we will have a clearer picture of the number of the dead. I plead with the government to act fast to stop these attacks and killings,” he added.