Herdsmen Kill Six In Benue Again(Details)
Six persons, together with two academics of the Makurdi Local Government Education Authority, had been reportedly killed by Fulani herdsmen close to Ikpayongo, Gwer Local Government Area of Benue State.
A supply instructed our correspondent that the victims had been among the many 10 individuals who had gone to evaluate farmland for rice cultivation beneath the umbrella of a cooperative society on Wednesday however had been ambushed and shot at.
The supply mentioned 4 of the academics managed to flee with wounds, whereas six others had been killed and their our bodies dismembered by the herdsmen.
It was gathered that the stays of the deceased had been discovered on Thursday with the help of some safety operatives.
Sources from the world gave the names of two of the deceased as Mr Stephen Tavaku, headteacher at St. Mary’s Primary School, North Bank, Makurdi, and Mr. Christian Anankpa, a PhD pupil of ABU, Zaria, who was the Basic Science instructor, St. Mary’s UBE Junior Secondary School, North Bank, Makurdi.
Emerald Anyaogu, a detailed affiliate of Tavaku, whereas confirming the incident to journalists, mentioned, “I never knew that my meeting with Mr Tavaku in his office that day was going to be the last. I went to see him with some journalists about an issue in the school. He looked so excited that day and attended to them well. He was such a nice man.”
A colleague of Anankpa mentioned, “Ten individuals, 4 of whom had been academics, fashioned the cooperative and went to evaluate the farmland the place they’re anticipated to domesticate rice when the herdsmen pounced on them.
“Four individuals had been capable of escape, however on Thursday, we found the our bodies of the victims. Two of them had been academics.”
Meanwhile, efforts to get the police to verify the killings failed because the Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, didn’t return his calls.