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Three Killed, Houses Burnt As Fulani Herdsmen Attack Tiv Farmers by sammy329(m): 3:45pm On Apr 09, 2013
Three persons were reportedly
killed in a fresh outbreak of bloody conflict
between suspected Fulani herdsmen and
native Tiv farmers at Yogbo village in Guma
local government area of Benu state.
This latest fighting in Yogbo is coming a year
after a similar crisis in the same community
between the farmers and herdsmen left over
45 persons dead.
Vanguard gathered from an eyewitness
Tuesday that crisis broke out in Yogbo three
days ago when some herdsmen stormed the
village at night shooting sporadically and
burning down houses, huts and farmland in
the community.
According to the witness, “this latest attack
on Yogbo community was unprovoked and no
one expected the attack since there was no
form of incitement of any kind on both sides.
“They, the Fulanis, stormed Yogbo with
sophisticated weapons, at about 10pm,
when the people had gone to bed, shooting
and burning down huts, houses and
farmland.
“Most of us managed to flee to safety while
the unlucky ones were slaughtered in cold
blood, among those killed were two women
and a man.
“At the moment most of the victims of the
attack who fled their homes for fear of being
killed, are currently moving with their families
towards Makurdi town for safety.”
When contacted, the Chairman of Guma local
government council, Mr. Frank Adi disclosed
that among those killed in the latest fighting
in Yogbo were two women and a man.
He said, “this latest bloodbath is rather
unfortunate; just when we were yet to come
of of the shock of the killing at Uvir
community during a fishing festival at Ake
Lake, we are yet confronted with another
destruction and unfortunate killing of Tiv
farmers in Yogbo”.
The chairman said he had already informed
the authorities security agencies in the state
on the latest killing for necessary action to
stem the ugly development.
When contacted, the Benue State Police
Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Deputy
Suprintendent of Police, DSP, Daniel Ezeala
said he had not been briefed on the issue
adding that nobody had informed the Police
of any killings in Yogbo. Source; www.vanguardngr.com/2013/04/three-killed-houses-burnt-as-fulani-herdsmen-attack-tiv-farmers/

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