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Just In: Many Killed As Herdsmen Attack Agatu Community In Benue

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Suspected Fulani herdsmen have attacked Agatu community in Benue State allegedly killing nine persons and injuring several others.

It was gathered that the killer herdsmen attacked the community on Sunday morning.

Sources told Benue TV that the attack followed an allegation by herdsmen that the people of the village killed two of their people and rustled many of their cows.

The herdsmen attack was confirmed by the Caretaker Chairman of Agatu Local Government Area, Hon. Suleiman Usman Alilu.

The Chairman disclosed that he received a call on Sunday morning that herdsmen were attacking Adana and he called the Chief Security Advisor of the State, Col. P Hembah, and since then, security personnel have been deployed to Adana.

Hon. Usman Alilu assured that everything has been done to restore normalcy in the village.

A medical doctor who hails from the attacked village, Dr Josiah Ikwulono said he received the latest updates a few minutes ago that nine people, including 5 males and 4 females have been confirmed killed.

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and a Deputy Editor at Naija News.