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Benue: Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Murder 3 in Imatom Community

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The people of Imatom Village in Ukemberagya Local government area of Benue has been thrown into mourning, following an attack on the community by suspected Fulani herdsmen, which claimed the lives of 3 indigenes of the community.

A community leader, Anawa Joseph, who said the incident happened on Sunday, lamented the repeated killing of people in the local government area by suspected Fulani herders.

The victims according to Joseph are; Tertsea Terkimbi, Adagundu, Tertsea Mkposu and Mimidoo Umburga.

He said, “These three young men were killed by Fulani militia herdsmen at Imatom village Square near Chembe, Ukemberagya, Logo Local Govt, Benue State yesterday, Saturday, October 14 at about 9 pm.

Their corpses have been deposited at NKST hospital morgue. All these renewed attacks and killings without any provocation are aimed at displacing the peasant farmer in order to pave the way for cattle to graze on their crops.”

According to Mr. Anawa, the latest attack was the fourth since September, He said that they have been under attack by the Fulani herdsmen for over 15 years now.

“Five days after, on Friday, September 29 at about 2 pm, two women from the same village, (Chembe) Mrs Iember Ornguga and Dinnah Chembe, were slaughtered with machetes and badly wounded by Fulani marauders when they went to fetch firewood.

“They were rushed to a medical facility by men of Operation Wilds Stroke station at Arufu, a nearby settlement where they are recuperating.

“Another attack took place on Wednesday, October 11 around 9 am at Iorza along Tse Abiem Road where two young men, Mr. Mbaadega Vihimga and Chuku Gaku, who went to buy fish at Zebo Market near River Benue were waylaid on their way back by Fulani militia who inflicted them with varying degrees of injury. They are now receiving treatment at a medical facility at Iorza after the killing of these three young men yesterday, Saturday, October 14 at about 9pm.”

Anawa called on both state and federal governments to, as a matter of urgency, deploy security to secure the area. When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Catherine Anene, said, in a text message: “I don’t have that information.”

SOURCE: Daily Post

IMAGE: Crime watch.

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