BY PETER DURU
MAKURDI – No fewer than than 50 persons including nine members of the Benue State Livestock Guards have been reportedly killed in coordinated attacks on Tom-Atar and Umenge, Akor villages in Guma, Governor Samuel Ortom’s home town and Ayilamo, Turan, Ngambe-Tiev in Logo local government areas of Benue state by suspected herdsmen.
This is just as tearful Governor Samuel Ortom has called on the President Muhammadu Buhari and the federal government to protect the people of the state from blood thirsty herdsmen who are overrunning Benue communities.
The attacks on the communities which started late New Year’s Day continued to the early hours of Tuesday living several persons injured, many homes razed several persons unaccounted for and thousands of people fleeing their ancestral homes.
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