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5 reportedly Killed in Fresh Herdsmen Attacks in Benue



5 reportedly Killed in Fresh Herdsmen Attacks - BellaNaija

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue

5 people have been killed after Fulani Herdsmen attacked Okpokwu, Guma and Logo local government area in Benue State, Punch reports.

Samuel Ortom, governor of the state, reportedly confirmed that 2 people each were killed in both Guma and Logo local government areas.

The governor reportedly made known the news of the killings while receiving the leaders of South and Middle Belt Forum on Wednesday.

1 person was reportedly killed in Okpokwu Local Government Area, where the killings have been said to spread to.

Ortom reportedly complained that despite the presence of the Inspector General of Police and 663 armed policemen in the state, the killings were still ongoing.

He reportedly asked that security agents arrest the leadership of the herdsmen association Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, to put an end to the killings.


  1. Nkechi

    January 18, 2018 at 5:29 am

    why is a picture of the State’s governor smiling used as the image for this headline? Nigerians, why are we like this? In other countries, you don’t see the state leader’s pic in crime headlines. SMH.


    January 18, 2018 at 9:20 am

    I believe it’s time for you as the executive governor of Benue State of Nigeria to provide arms or encourage the Citizens of Benue State to arm themselves for self defense which will prevent them from being sitting ducks of the Fulañi herdsmen. If criminals like the Fulani herdsmen can have access to guns. Make it ( guns ) available to all the Citizens of your State. ( excluding Fulani herdsmen ) A word is enough for the wise. I’m just saying.

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