Herdsmen Raid End The Life Of A Father Of Seven In Benue State.
The year has rounded off with one Ioewuese Myaga, a father of seven children. who met his death when Herdsmen reportedly attacked Ukemberagya, Gaambe-Tiev community in Logo Local Government Area of Benue State on the eve of Christmas Day.
A community leader in the area, Anawah Joseph, disclosed that the whole community had been deserted.
Anawah who spoke to Punch said, “Some herdsmen on the eve of Christmas murdered Mr Iorwuese Myaga, a father of seven children, a resident of a settlement in Ukemberagya Gaambe-Tiev.
“He was murdered by Fulani herdsmen terrorists on his farm where he went to harvest corn.
“They ambushed and shot him at close range behind in the neck piercing his gullet through the stomach.
“His corpse was recovered on 25/12/18 and buried at his country home Tse Ikyem, Ukemberagya Gaamne-Tiev Logo LGA Benue state.
“As of today (Wednesday), the whole community is deserted we are all gathered at NKST Church.”
The community leader who disclosed that the population of the community is made up of about 300 (three hundred people), also noted that the deceased was buried the following day which is Christmas Day
“Until this gruesome murder, Mr Iowuese Myaga was a devout Christian of NKST denomination and an active member of the Tiv choir NKST Chembe consistory,” Anawah said.
Recall that communities in Logo and Guma local government areas of the state were severely attacked from the New Year day of 2018 till August this year.
When contacted, the state police command’s spokesman, Moses Yamu, said he was yet to be briefed.
Naija News understands that about 1,700 violent persons have died from Fulani herdsmen in attacks between January and September 2018, according to the 2018 Global Terrorism Index, with Benue and Taraba being the worst hit states.