81 Persons Killed By Herdsmen In Benue State

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At least 81 persons have been killed in attacks by Fulani Herdsmen in Logo and Ukum council areas, in Benue state, in the last two weeks, victims and survivors recount.

Speaking exclusively to Channelstv, on the invasion of rural communities by the armed cattle rustlers, the traditional ruler of Logo, Chief Jimmy Meeme, said that in Logo alone, 70 people were killed in six out of the 10 council wards in his domain.

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Meeme blamed the sustained attacks on his people by the herdsmen on territorial occupation campaign.

More sources also claimed that Turan, Mbagber, Yonov and Tombo communities in Logo were attacked on the same day while Varser in Ukum Local Government came under siege, leaving 53 persons dead.

Reacting to the development, the State Coordinator of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, Garus Gololo, promised to track down those responsible for the attacks in Logo and Ukum.

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This is just as the State Governor, Samuel Ortom, bewailed the inability of the security agencies to arrest the perpetrators of the coordinated attacks.

Speaking on the matter, the spokesman of the Benue State Police Command, ASP Moses Yamu, dismissed allegations of neglect of duty by security personnel, stating that only 22 deaths were recorded in Logo and Ukum local government areas.



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