Suspected herdsmen kill 5 farmers in Benue

Suspected herdsmen kill 5 farmers in Benue

- Five farmers were killed by suspected herdsmen in Benue

- The state commissioner of police confirmed the attack

- He said thousands have been displaced because of the attack

Fatai Owoseni who is the commissioner of police in Benue state has confirmed the death of five farmers in Benue, suspected to have been killed by herdsmen.

The Nation reports that the state commissioner of police in Benue state confirmed the attack on Monday, March 26. He confirmed that the killings took place in Agatu, Guma and Makurdi local government areas of the state.

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Oweseni also said three persons were killed in Olegobiudu, Agatu local government area on the night of Sunday, March 25. He also claimed that thousands were displaced because of the attack.

Meanwhile, had previously reported that Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue said security agencies did not take proactive measures to protect the state against its aggressors after several complaints of planned attacks reported to them.

Ortom made this known on Wednesday, January 10, in Makurdi at a stakeholders meeting to discuss the security situation in the state.

He had said: “I saw the attacks coming and we wrote several letters of complaint to the police and complained to the presidency, yet nothing happened.

“We called for the arrest of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) but nobody responded; we have facts that can be used against them."

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