No less than 10 people, including Onu Agbenema, a traditional ruler, Musa Edibo, his wife, were killed in suspected herdsmen attack in Omala local government area of Kogi state.
The PUNCH reports that the victims were killed on Monday in Agbenema, Aj’Ichekpa, Opada and Iyade villages in the local government area.
It is understood that the attackers who were armed with sophisticated weapons struck after laying siege in the bush.
According to the natives, the herdsmen whose mode of operation is to set the houses ablaze and open fire on the fleeing inhabitants, allegedly slit victims’ throats and cut off their vital parts.
The natives who pleaded not to be mentioned stated that the administrator of Omala LGA, Ibrahim Aboh, was lucky to have escaped from the attackers.
Also, the houses of former chairman, Adofu Stephen; and that of his parents were burnt.
“We were surprised when we approached the soldiers who were stationed at the Guest House at Abejukolo for assistance.
“They refused to act professionally, as they used their vehicle to block us from advancing to the troubled spot to help our people.
“They have razed down Ojuwo Ajomayeigbi, Iyade, Agbenema and Opada villages.
“We want the world to come to our assistance before they exterminate and inherit our land.”
The Police Public Relations Officer of the state command when contacted said he was yet to be briefed by the DPO in Omala.