MAKURDI – No less than five people were dreaded dead at the end of the week in a new assault on Umenge town in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State by presumed herders notwithstanding the continuous Exercise Ayem Akpatuma (feline race) a Nigerian military spike activity to stem the attacks of the herders in the state. Home of Benue state in Abuja, dissenting over the killings of their relatives by the Fulani herders at the National Assembly door in Abuja Thursday.
Photograph by Gbemiga Olamikan Vanguard accumulated that the casualties who had effectively gotten away alive early January when the group was assaulted by herders, met their demise on Sunday when they backpedaled to evaluate the wellbeing of their group keeping in mind the end goal to return back to their homes. “They had gone to Umenge from the camps to determine whether they could backpedal home since the military had come to guarantee the wellbeing and security of lives and property. “Shockingly, none of them influenced it back alive to the camp aside from the a motorbike to ride who figured out how to escape however others were not all that fortunate.
“The casualties did not realize that the Fulani herders had laid trap for them and when they were moving toward the town, they opened terminated on them slaughtering five on the recognize.” The source said. Affirming the improvement, Security Adviser to the Benue state Governor, Lt. Col. Paul Hemba (rtd.) said his office could affirm the demise of two people, a man and a lady who were murdered in the town by the equipped herders. Col.
Hemba clarified that the herders in the wake of pursuing endlessly local people possessed the group and furthermore took a vital position on a slope in the town from where they observed developments in the group. “The villagers were on a climb going to Umenger which is near Gbajimba that houses the headquarter of the Exercise Ayem An’ Akpatuma when the Fulani herders who have possessed the zone stowed away on a slope and assaulted them killing two of the villagers while the bike rider figured out how to get away.”
He expressed that the policemen presented on the town were grumbling that they didn’t have a useful vehicle including that the military had guaranteed to go on activity there on Tuesday. Col. Hemba clarified that cadavers of the two expired casualties had been cleared to Makurdi and saved at the morgue of the Benue State University Teaching Hospital, BSUTH, Makurdi When reached, the Benue state Police Commissioner, Fatai Owoseni said he was yet affirm the killings, including “I am away and before leaving I couldn’t affirm the killings.