Over 200 Killed As Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Raid Benue Community

Over 200 Killed As Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Raid Benue Community

By Eseme MacDonald | Associate Editor on February 24, 2016
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Mathias Terna Tyopev, Emmanuel Gado, Mary Monday, Plateau, Fulani

No fewer than 200 persons have been killed and houses razed following an attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Akwu village, Agatu LGA of Benue State.

The gunmen proceeded to neighbouring Ayila village, a Benue-based Journalist, Yemi Itodo, revealed.

Itodo further stated that the military and security personnel were nowhere to be found amidst the heavy  heavy gunshots.

He also disclosed that from a distance, a helicopter could be sighted hovering in the air, Daily Post reports.

No fewer than 200 persons have been killed and houses razed following an attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Akwu village, Agatu LGA of Benue State.

The attacks in Agatu by Fulani herdsmen, named the 4th most deadly terrorist group in the world, have been described as a genocide by a United Nations official.

The recent wave of killings has been attracted widespread condemnation from government officials, human rights groups, and community leaders.

The failure of the Nigerian government, led by a Fulani, General Muhammadu Buhari to take strong measures to stem the attacks have led to conclusions that the terrorists, who are identified as Islamist, have the backing of powerful people in the Buhari regime.

Intersociety, a human rights organisation, has issued a statement detailing the extent of collusion of the Nigerian security forces with the Fulani herdsmen militia.

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