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27 Mourners And Traders Killed In Agatu, Benue As Herdsmen Storm Burial Ceremony by abouzaid: 6:45pm On Jun 07
No fewer than 27 mourners were Sunday evening reportedly gunned down and several others sustained injuries when suspected armed herders stormed the Odugbeho community in Agatu Local Government Area of Benue state during a burial ceremony.

Vanguard gathered from a source in the area that the marauders invaded and surrounded the community at about 6pm when the burial ceremony was on going and opened fire on the mourners.

According to the source, “after surrounding the village they opened fire on the people and especially those who were observing a wake in the burial ceremony and some who were still at a nearby local market because it was a market day.

“They gunned down their victims and butchered those they caught up with. So far almost 30 corpses have been recovered from the scene of the attack, many sustained injury and the search for more corpses is ongoing.


“The casualty figure would have been far more than this but for the ability of some of the youths who were able to put up a fight to repel them.

“During the exchange the herders retreated towards Inahem community heading towards to Gwer West, that is where herdsmen have camped in this part of the state, from where thy launch attacks on our communities,” he said.

State Chairman of Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, Sir John Ngbede who is from the community confirmed the attack.

He said, “I got a report from the communities leader that armed herdsmen attacked Odugbeho on Sunday evening and so far 27 corpses have been recovered from the scene of attack. However the Chairman of the Local Government Council has led security personnel to the area for on-the-spot assessment and we are waiting to get update from him.”

When contacted, Chairman of the Agatu Local Government Council, Mr. Suleiman Adoyi who confirmed the attack said 27 corpses had been recovered from the village.

“I am just coming back from Odugbeho and I can confirm that 27 persons were killed and some sustained injuries when herdsmen attacked the community at about 6pm on Sunday.

“I went to the community with security personnel to assess the situation and to get a first hand information about what actually happened.

“Although the place is calm at the moment but the people have fled and deserted their homes. We discovered that they all fled to Ogbawulu community for safety. Though security has been beefed up in the community.

“We are also monitoring the situation and a search is also ongoing in the community for more corpses or survivors of the attack,” the Chairman said.

Confirming the development in a message, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Deputy Superintendent, DSP, Catherine Anene said the command had deployed more personal to the community to forestall further attacks.

“Agatu attack is confirmed and the Commissioner of Police has deployed more police officers to manage the incident and forestall further breakdown of law and order. The number of victims is yet to be ascertained as officers are still engaged in stabilizing the area,” she said.

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2021/06/again-27-mourners-and-traders-killed-in-agatu-by-armed-herdsmen/

Re: 27 Mourners And Traders Killed In Agatu, Benue As Herdsmen Storm Burial Ceremony by Oblitz(m): 6:48pm On Jun 07
Hmm. Again?

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Re: 27 Mourners And Traders Killed In Agatu, Benue As Herdsmen Storm Burial Ceremony by 2elliot: 6:48pm On Jun 07
We are at war!!!

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Re: 27 Mourners And Traders Killed In Agatu, Benue As Herdsmen Storm Burial Ceremony by tim1256(m): 6:52pm On Jun 07
How did this country come to this?

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Re: 27 Mourners And Traders Killed In Agatu, Benue As Herdsmen Storm Burial Ceremony by doggedfighter(f): 6:52pm On Jun 07
I'm tired cry

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Re: 27 Mourners And Traders Killed In Agatu, Benue As Herdsmen Storm Burial Ceremony by Sunofgod(m): 6:58pm On Jun 07
Savage....

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Re: 27 Mourners And Traders Killed In Agatu, Benue As Herdsmen Storm Burial Ceremony by Sirkingsnado: 7:01pm On Jun 07
shocked


I wan ask people no Dy finish for benue


The last time I check Igbo man is they problem

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Re: 27 Mourners And Traders Killed In Agatu, Benue As Herdsmen Storm Burial Ceremony by Igwe9(m): 7:03pm On Jun 07
You won't hear anything from Buhari on this one.

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Re: 27 Mourners And Traders Killed In Agatu, Benue As Herdsmen Storm Burial Ceremony by PlayerMeji: 7:29pm On Jun 07
Hmmm

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Re: 27 Mourners And Traders Killed In Agatu, Benue As Herdsmen Storm Burial Ceremony by abouzaid: 7:30pm On Jun 07
2elliot:
We are at war!!!
The war started shortly before the 2015 election when the Fulani herdsmen were invited into Nigeria to cause a civil war should Buhari lose the election.

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Re: 27 Mourners And Traders Killed In Agatu, Benue As Herdsmen Storm Burial Ceremony by 2elliot: 7:50pm On Jun 07
abouzaid:
The war started shortly before the 2015 election when the Fulani herdsmen were invited into Nigeria to cause a civil war should Buhari lose the election.
Yes. We know.

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Re: 27 Mourners And Traders Killed In Agatu, Benue As Herdsmen Storm Burial Ceremony by abouzaid: 3:43am On Jun 08
this deserves to be on the FrontPage to publicize the plight of Agatu people.

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Re: 27 Mourners And Traders Killed In Agatu, Benue As Herdsmen Storm Burial Ceremony by richeso: 4:36am On Jun 08
hhhmm.... with all this killings. show me one arrested herdsmen ?

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Re: 27 Mourners And Traders Killed In Agatu, Benue As Herdsmen Storm Burial Ceremony by meolaniyi(m): 5:09am On Jun 08
You guys in the East should thank Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

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Re: 27 Mourners And Traders Killed In Agatu, Benue As Herdsmen Storm Burial Ceremony by proxillin(m): 5:12am On Jun 08
How come international community are looking away?

Because we are black people?

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Re: 27 Mourners And Traders Killed In Agatu, Benue As Herdsmen Storm Burial Ceremony by escapefromusa(f): 5:15am On Jun 08
Wait so .. Ortom did not fix the problem ... grin

Kai politicians and their followers...

I hear sey Ortom no dey pay salary sef. E be like sey fulani' herdsmen don hack state account.

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Re: 27 Mourners And Traders Killed In Agatu, Benue As Herdsmen Storm Burial Ceremony by kingsceedon(m): 6:27am On Jun 08
Please is general Yakubu Gowon dead or deaf, why all this silent from him since all this killing happening to his one Nigeria people?? He created all this madness all in the name of keeping the ZOO as one, anything wey the IGBOS never see hundreds years ago does not exist, make everybody dey enjoy the one Nigeria dey go

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Re: 27 Mourners And Traders Killed In Agatu, Benue As Herdsmen Storm Burial Ceremony by FrLukas(m): 6:30am On Jun 08
Jesus wept!!

But how is it that the people of Benue allow these bast*rds to just murder them anyhow gangan. Wtf is going on?


Don't they have men in that state?

How is it that Benue people don't have a diasporan representation?


How is it that the ethnic cleansing going on in Benue state isn't in the international news?


Is it so difficult for the state governor to get sophisticated weapons from black market and arm his people? After all he collects billions every month for security votes?

Oluwa, wetin dey occur?

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Re: 27 Mourners And Traders Killed In Agatu, Benue As Herdsmen Storm Burial Ceremony by Rugaria: 6:31am On Jun 08
Ortom is part of this problem! He's one of the most useless governors in this country. I'm even starting to think he works for the fulanis..How many times have this Agatu been attacked? Thousands of people dead in Benue and he's sitting there like a monument to inefficiency, doing nothing.. You mean you can't raise a hundred or two hundred very young and angry villagers and arm them with serious weapons? He will shout, cry and moan over the killings but will never lift a finger to stop it! The guy is unbelievable!

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Re: 27 Mourners And Traders Killed In Agatu, Benue As Herdsmen Storm Burial Ceremony by LASTOFMYKIND: 6:43am On Jun 08
It's time for this people to defend themselves

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Re: 27 Mourners And Traders Killed In Agatu, Benue As Herdsmen Storm Burial Ceremony by charixel: 6:45am On Jun 08
Sad.

Nigeria can not heal itself
Whatever we avoid, we can never CHANGE.

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Re: 27 Mourners And Traders Killed In Agatu, Benue As Herdsmen Storm Burial Ceremony by Grace001: 7:08am On Jun 08
Another killing again

I said it, that meeting of service chiefs with Buhari is useless it’s just for photograph

It won’t stop bandits and Fulani herdsmen from killing this week/month

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Re: 27 Mourners And Traders Killed In Agatu, Benue As Herdsmen Storm Burial Ceremony by realstars: 7:14am On Jun 08
The Type Of News That Sweet Buhari Ana Uncle Lai.

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Re: 27 Mourners And Traders Killed In Agatu, Benue As Herdsmen Storm Burial Ceremony by Mysticwebb: 7:28am On Jun 08
This is what some people want the Igbos to fold their hands and allow to come upon them if not for ESN and IPOB. The "I don't care attitude" of Buhari and Co when this kind of evil happens and his quick action whenever Igbos defend themselves shows there is a clear agenda to kill every Nigerians for Fulanis to take over.
Igbos please don't give up, fight on, any Fulani that behave suspiciously, act immediately.
Let the fools keep saying you are turning your region to war zone, don't mind them. Their region is already a slaughter ground, the difference is that they cowardly stretch out their throat for Fulanis to slit while you fight for your land and get killed by their sponsor for daring to defend your land against their set down plan to take over. All that is done to scare others from emulating you and defend their land.

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Re: 27 Mourners And Traders Killed In Agatu, Benue As Herdsmen Storm Burial Ceremony by Tinubuadvocate: 7:29am On Jun 08
Sad may their gentle souls rest in peace.
Re: 27 Mourners And Traders Killed In Agatu, Benue As Herdsmen Storm Burial Ceremony by Afolabimills(m): 7:29am On Jun 08
The stupid bloody terrorist jihadist hypocrites govt will not say anything it shall never be well with those who still supports this evil govt

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Re: 27 Mourners And Traders Killed In Agatu, Benue As Herdsmen Storm Burial Ceremony by Plut01: 7:33am On Jun 08
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They should kill them all till they know how to defend themselves.

Agatu yesterday, Agatu today, Agatu tomorrow. Don't tell me everyone there is disabled and poor. There are rich men among them who can donate some money to buy arms and fight off these killers, but no, it is Alcohol they can only spend on. The Jukuns are not up to them and these killers can not dare them.

Stupid and Useless Agatu people. Spit on them all.


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Re: 27 Mourners And Traders Killed In Agatu, Benue As Herdsmen Storm Burial Ceremony by DSC7: 7:39am On Jun 08
Rugaria:
Ortom is part of this problem! He's one of the most useless governors in this country. I'm even starting to think he works for the fulanis..How many times have this Agatu been attacked? Thousands of people dead in Benue and he's sitting there like a monument to inefficiency, doing nothing.. You mean you can't raise a hundred or two hundred very young and angry villagers and arm them with serious weapons? He will shout, cry and moan over the killings but will never lift a finger to stop it! The guy is unbelievable!

Root cause:Yakubu Gowon killed many Igbos during Biafra war......

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Re: 27 Mourners And Traders Killed In Agatu, Benue As Herdsmen Storm Burial Ceremony by Sufferingboy(f): 7:43am On Jun 08
Benue people dey mumu,keep looking fulanis them go wipe una out.Ortom get weapons and arm the you.300 youth is enough,5youths in each unit.

5x60=300 youths.Each unit represent secures a strategic location.With Aks and each person with 10 magazines and his ak47.

If you do these fulas will run for their dear life.

Ika people never be as foolish as this benue people.Even if government fail to protect Ika people,they can easily manufacture this weapons or even buy it.Our people abroad are ready to send their last kobo to protect our land and the youth are ready to give fulas death.

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Re: 27 Mourners And Traders Killed In Agatu, Benue As Herdsmen Storm Burial Ceremony by edochie12: 7:44am On Jun 08
The Easterners should be grateful to nnamdi kanu,although we witness little attacks in ebonyi state,but it is at the minimal compared to other regions,the police have never arrest Fulani killers since the history of Nigeria,but they will be quick to attack and killed innocent easterners who are defending their territories.

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Re: 27 Mourners And Traders Killed In Agatu, Benue As Herdsmen Storm Burial Ceremony by Obagreatdatoye(m): 8:24am On Jun 08
FrLukas:
Jesus wept!!

But how is it that the people of Benue allow these bast*rds to just murder them anyhow gangan. Wtf is going on?


Don't they have men in that state?

How is it that Benue people don't have a diasporan representation?


How is it that the ethnic cleansing going on in Benue state isn't in the international news?


Is it so difficult for the state governor to get sophisticated weapons from black market and arm his people? After all he collects billions every month for security votes?

Oluwa, wetin dey occur?
Seriously I'm just confuse and depressed with what is happening in benue....the state is so slack in handling security issues

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Re: 27 Mourners And Traders Killed In Agatu, Benue As Herdsmen Storm Burial Ceremony by System202: 8:25am On Jun 08
dialogue is the only way to stop this.

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