Suspected fulani herdsmen reportedly went on a killing spree in Tse Alashi Kaambe community in Guma Local Government Area of Benue state, killing at least five persons, on Friday.
Metronetworknews gathered that the herdsmens killed three people who were working on their farm and also moved to where some people were moulding burnt bricks and killed two others before they retreated
A resident said, “the Fulani herdsmen stormed Tse Alashi, Kaambe community Friday afternoon around 1pm when the people were in their farms and their petty business places, and butchered their victims like animals without any provocation.
Also, the Chairman of Guma LGA, Mr. Caleb Aba said, “the incident happened around 1pm on Friday. Armed Fulani herders invaded a community called Tse Alashi and killed three people who were working on their farm. They also moved to where some people were moulding and laying burnt bricks and killed two others after which they retreated. It is sad because this is another unprovoked attack, just when our people are trying to cultivate their farms in order to get food for their families. They just want our people to vacate their ancestral homes for them because as we speak women and children are already fleeing from the community.
Furthermore, the Security Adviser to the State Governor, Lt. Col. Paul Hemba (retd.) confirmed the killings.
He stated that it was an unprovoked attack, adding that the people were working in their farms when the herders surrounded them and killed them.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, Superintendent, SP, Catherine Anene, also confirmed the attack, saying that she was yet to receive details of the incident.