popoA fresh attack on the people
of Shengev district of Gwer
West Local Government of
Benue State by Fulani herdsmen
yesterday left ten persons dead
while hundreds of others have
been displaced.
Nigerian Pilot Saturday
gathered that the affected
communities; Tse-Agbulu,
Tse-Atakpa and Tse-Abichi
among others were besieged by
the marauders with sporadic
gunshots while many were
wounded and dispossessed of
their belongings.
According to a source, those
who sustained injury from the
attack are currently receiving
treatment at Naka, headquarters
of the local council. The source
disclosed the names of those
who were killed as Iorhen
Agbulu, Mrs. Anakula Gbesa
and Mr. Agboughul Uoor, while
Godwin Ahuna was said to
have sustained serious matchet cut.
Worried by the incessant
killing of their people by
the herdsmen, Tyoshin
Development Association, a
socio-cultural organisation in
the area led by its president,
Dr. Sylvester Ugbegili in a
statement condemned the
unprovoked attack and grazing
of cattle on farm lands causing
damage to crops.
The association said it
was high time the Federal
Government stopped the
unnecessary invasion of the
people’s farms and homes by
the herdsmen.
He said, “The Tyoshin people
are bonafide citizens of this
country and must not be treated
as aliens. The Fulani people
should be instructed to stay off
the Tyoshin land; hence it is
entirely for farming activity.’
However, the Police Public
Relations Officer, PPRO, Austin
Ezeani who confirmed the clash,
said only one person was killed;
even as he added that normalcy
has returned to the area.
It will be recalled that
communities in the area have
suffered from the innumerable
attacks on their citizens by
Fulani herdsmen since 2011.

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