- The fight against insecurity in Nigeria was dealt another blow on Sunday, June 14
- Nine farmers in Benue state were sadly killed by suspected herdsmen
- The attack was confirmed by the chairman of the local government area
Following the rise in insecurity across the country, suspected herdsmen have again attacked Benue state killing at least nine farmers in Agatu local government area on Sunday, June 14.
According to The Nation, Suleiman Usman Alilu, the chairman of the LGA, confirmed farmers were killed.
The chairman explained that the herdsmen stormed Adana village as early as about 5:30 am when residents were just getting up.
Alilu went further to note that immediately when he got the call that Adana community was under attack, he called Lt. Col. Paul Hemba, the chief security adviser to the governor and commander of the military contingent in Agatu.
Kate Anene, the police spokesperson in Benue state also confirmed the attack on Agatu community.
Meanwhile, as a result of repeated attacks by suspected herdsmen in Imo state residents of Obudi Agwa in Oguta local government area have begun to flee the community.
Declan Odime Okaru, a resident reportedly noted that a farmer identified as Elder Ozoemena Iriaka, was attacked and killed with machetes on his farm by suspected herdsmen.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that some heavily armed suspected herdsmen very late on Saturday, June 6, attacked three communities in Benue state, the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) confirmed on Sunday, June 7.
The police said the attack took place in the three communities in Guma local government area of the state and was carried out by suspected armed herdsmen.
The spokesperson of the police in the state confirmed the incident and the time the attack was carried out.
In a related development, the residents of the Mazoji and Sarkin Fulani Fafu village have been thrown into mourning following the murder of the village head, Malam Dikko Usman, by men suspected to be bandits.
Late Usman was reportedly murdered on Friday evening, June 12, in his residence in Mazoji ward in Matazu local government area in Katsina state. The suspected armed bandits turned the village into commotion as they headed to the residence of the late village head and killed him.
Similarly, a score of villagers numbering over 70 has been killed by men suspected to be Boko Haram insurgents on Tuesday afternoon, June 9, during a fresh attack in Borno state.
The attack, which was carried out in Faduma Koloram village in Gubio local government area of Borno, was said to have been unleashed on helpless locals around 12 pm.
Credible sources told multiple media that the attackers also killed over 300 cows and rustled nearly 1000.
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