Herdsmen, Farmers, Clash Claims One Life in Benue Community


George Okoh in Makurdi

One person was reportedly killed yesterday in Mbater Council ward of Logo Local Government Area following a clash between farmers and herdsmen.
An indigene of the area who disclosed this yesterday, said areas like Tse-Kyanyon, Tse-Azakpa and Tse-Orbaam were ravaged by the herdsmen.
He added that several persons who sustained machete injuries had been hospitalised just as houses were burnt and property worth millions of naira destroyed.
Confirming the incident, Benue State Police Public Relations’ Officer, Mkses Yamu, said four persons had already been arrested and transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Makurdi.
He said investigation into the crisis had commenced.
Only last week, suspected Fulani headsmen attacked Ipidlo town in Amejo ward of Okpokwu Local Government Area of the state, killing a mother of six children and destroying houses and farm produce worth several millions of naira.