The Deputy Governor of Benue State, Engr. Benson Abounu has disclosed that an attack by Fulani herdsmen during the last weekend in a community in the state claimed no fewer than 60 lives.
Naija News understands that residents of Izzi, Ekile Ward of Ado Local Government Area of the state were left in mourning during the weekend after an attack by the killer herdsmen.
Giving an update on the sad development on Tuesday, Abonu called on President Muhammadu Buhari, the Sultan of Sokoto, Lamido of Adamawa and other prominent leaders in the Northern part of the country to caution the killer herdsmen over the current genocide in the state.
According to him, their intervention could deter them from carrying out further attacks and killings in the country. The Ado Local Government council chairman, Hon. James Otse earlier said the armed herders attacked the community when the residents were fast asleep.
He noted that the deadly attacks were carried out in four different communities which include, Ndobasi, Obakoto, Ndokem and Ataloga.
Meanwhile, Naija News had reported earlier that Goska, a community in the Jemaa Local Government Area of Kaduna State was attacked by heavily armed bandits on Tuesday.
It was gathered that no fewer than four people have been killed and one person injured during the attack which happened a few moments ago. Mr Samuel Aruwan, the Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs while confirming the attack to reporters earlier, revealed that gun-wielding assailants invaded the community and killed four residents including two males and two females.
Source: Naija News