Herdsmen Kill 19, Including Children In Fresh Benue Attacks

A file photo of an armed herder

Suspected Fulani herdsmen on Monday, killed 19 persons in Benue State, including children, following attacks on some communities in the Gwer West Local Government Area.

VANTAGE NEWS learnt that the communities attacked included Tse Amgbem, Udam near Aondoana and Agbanu Seghev/Ukuse.

Reacting to the sad development, the Arewa Consultative Forum, condemned the killing, accusing the government of inaction.

The National Publicity Secretary of the forum, Emmanuel Yawe, in an interview with The Punch, said, “We in Nigeria are unlucky to be visited by this peculiar kind of wickedness. You captured students, kept them in a remote place and just shoot them one by one before the eyes of traumatised citizens and a government that lacks the capacity to stop the horror? We never knew things would get to this.”

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