Monday, May 20, 2024

Suspected herdsmen kill three farmers in Benue community


Suspected Fulani Herdsmen within the early hours of on Friday, third Might, 2024 waylaid and killed three farmers in Ogbaulu group of Agatu LGA of Benue State.

The victims, Edoh Alhassan, Echewija Edoh and Simon Emmanuel, have been ambushed and killed at about 9:30am whereas working of their farms situated in-between Ogbaulu in Agatu LGA and Imana in Apa LGA.

Confirming the homicide of the three farmers, Agatu LGA Chairman, Yakubu Ochohepo Pencil stated he obtained the report in regards to the killing with impolite shock at about 10am on Friday.

He added that the herdsmen finishing up the unprovoked assaults and killings are at the moment tenting at boundary communities between Apa and Agatu LGAs equivalent to Akpete, Ikobi and Imana, calling on the safety companies to swiftly flush them out.

An eyewitness and a Youth Chief from Ogbaulu group, Comrade Adole Ajose Ehoda, additionally confirmed the assault, including that they have been at the moment at an undisclosed hospital, depositing the three corpses within the mortuary.

Condemning the assault, Benue South Senator and Senate Minority Chief, Abba Moro, in a press assertion by his Media Adviser, Emmanuel Eche-Ofun, known as on the federal and state governments to shortly nip the barbaric acts within the bud.

The member representing Apa/Agatu Federal Constituency and Chairman, Home Standing Committee on Nationwide Inland Waterways, Ojotu Ojema, expressed his disappointment over the renewed killings, calling on the safety companies to take a decisive motion to completely put an finish to the pointless carnage.

Assaults and Killings by suspected herdsmen have develop into every day affair in Benue State.

It might be recalled that suspected Fulani herdsmen on Sunday, twenty eighth April, 2024, ambushed and killed two Ogbaulu youths specifically, Annes Salihu and David Simon.

Unknown gunmen additionally killed a younger farmer, Adanu Nathan in his farm and butchered one other youth, Idu Ohili the identical day of on Wednesday, 1st Might, 2024.

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