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Days after giving farmers ‘quit notice’, herdsmen attack Benue communities, kill scores

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Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen militia have killed an unspecified number of people in Ye village, along Daudu-Gbajimba road in Guma Local Government Area, Benue State.

It was gathered that the incident happened on Wednesday, March 9th, 2022.

The marauding herdsmen also attacked branch Udei and killed more than four people and injured many.

The assailants were said to have crossed over from a neighbouring state into Benue to wreck the unprovoked murder on the villagers.

The latest attacks came after some residents raised alarm that Fulani herdsmen had issued three-day-ultimatum to them to vacate their ancestral communities or face dire consequences.

According to eyewitness account, the invaders came on motorcycles in the early hours of the day and first of all shot sporadically into the air before breaking into the houses of their victims who were already fast asleep.

Nathaniel Ikyur, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Samuel Ortom, who confirmed the latest attacks in a statement on Thursday, said those injured have been taken to a nearby health centre.

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