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Suspected herdsmen reportedly kill 5 MOPOL, set 2 patrol vehicles ablaze in Benue

Suspected herdsmen reportedly kill 5 MOPOL, set 2 patrol vehicles ablaze in Benue

- Suspected Fulani herdsmen have reportedly killed five mobile policemen in Benue state

- The police spokesman Moses Yamu who confirmed the incident said the officers were killed by the people he described as insurgents

- Anande also confirmed that two trucks were set ablaze by the suspected Fulani militia

Suspected Fulani herdsmen on Sunday, April 15, reportedly launched attacks and killed five mobile policemen in Anyone, Ayilamo, Tombo ward ,Logo local government area in Benue state after setting two patrol vehicles ablaze in the state.

The Nation reports that the police spokesman Moses Yamu issued a press statement and said only four (4) Mobile Policemen were killed by people he described as insurgents.

According to an eyewitness in Ayilamo, Tersoo Anande, the Mobile police man was attacked and killed along Ayilamo- Anyone road on Sunday evening at about 6 pm.

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Anande stated that another team of Mobile policemen in two trucks Mobilized and went in pursuit of the attackers but ran into an ambushed and four were killed while several other policemen missing .

This is the third security vehicle to be set ablaze by Fulani militia since on new year even when they launched attacks on Tiv farmers.

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It was learnt that settlements in Tombo ward ,Logo local government area are mostly affected by the attacked because of their proximity to the Bank of River Benue which boarders Nassarawa state.

Big settlement like Tse- Dzungwe, Ibor, Anyibe, Azege, and entire Mbazaar community have been deserted as the farmers are now taking refuge in Ayilamo ,while the herdsmen takeover their land and graze on their crops and farmland.

Meanwhile, had reported that the an alleged attack by suspected herdsmen in Obodogba community, in Okpanam, Oshimili north local council of Delta state has left six persons dead.

The farm-crops worth millions of naira were destroyed by the herdsmen’s cows following the attack, which occurred on Thursday, October 5.

The fracas reportedly occurred when some residents of Obodogba community noticed that herdsmen had invaded their farmlands to graze cattle.

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