A new raid by Fulani herdsmen in Tiza Village, Tormbo ward, Logo Local Government Area of Benue State on Thursday, left 3 people dead and several others injured.
The victims of the attack who were on their way to their farms around 8:30a.m, were shot by Fulani herdsmen who laid an ambush for them. Three young men died instantly, while many others sustained different degrees of injuries.
Confirming the incident, a community leader and former aide to former Governor Gabriel Suswam, Chief Joseph Anawah, stated that the armed herdsmen came in their numbers wielding sophisticated weapons and blocked farm paths, shooting anything on sight. According to him, the herdsmen had shot and killed three persons at Tse Tyogbihi, Tombo ward in Logo LGA near Anyiin on their way to the farm.
He said, “The Fulani terrorists have continued to wipe out Benue farmers especially in Logo and Guma local government areas.
“The terrorists’ herders have this morning (Thursday) at about 08:30 a.m. shot and killed three persons at Tse Tyogbihi also known as Tiza Village in Tombo council Ward of Logo council near Anyiin on their way to the farm.
“The herders went after a husband and wife who were working on their farm and killed the husband but the wife managed to escape. When the villagers conducted a search in and around the place, the woman was found alive.
“As we speak, those displaced persons have refused to return to the area because the herdsmen are still occupying all the farm areas and entire communities.”
Mr. Richard Nyajo, the Chairman of Logo Local Government Area who corroborated the report, said four farmers were on motorbike to their farms when Fulani herdsmen opened fire on them, killing three of them at a spot, while the remaining one person was shot on his leg. The Local Government Chairman said further gave the names of the deceased as Aondofa Mkarsha, Emmanuel Iorliam and one Mr. Msugh, as he also added that the fourth person who sustained gunshot wounds had been taken to NKST Hospital Anyiin for medical attention.
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