Photos: “I couldn’t sleep last night” – Chief press Secretary to Governor Ortom cries over massacre of men, women and children by Fulani herdsmen
Chief press Secretary to Benue state Governor, Terver Akase has cried out over the horrific attack by blood thirsty Fulani herdsmen in six communities.
“I couldn’t sleep last night,” he wrote.
“My mind kept returning to those children and women now in the bush, homeless with many killed in parts of Logo and Guma. Benue people also deserve to be to protected by security agencies. Treat armed herdsmen as you treat Boko Haram! Their mode of operation is similar!” he added.
No fewer than than 50 persons including nine members of the Benue State Livestock Guards were 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 the suspected herdsmen.
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.
Over forty corpses had already been recovered from the three attacked villages in Guma local government while many were still missing.
by Linda Ikeji at 03/01/2018 10:03 AM