By Esther Akaa
No fewer than three persons have been reportedly killed in a fresh attack on Tse Akaakuma Nanev in Mbawa Council Ward of Guma Local Government Area, Benue state by suspected armed herdsmen.
The Voice gathered from a survivor, Miss Bridget Iorver, who escaped the attack that the assailants stormed the community Thursday afternoon at about 1:00pm.
Miss Iorver said: “We went to the farm in the morning and around 1pm, we saw herdsmen numbering over 20 with guns and cutlasses. They started shooting sporadically.
“We started running for our dear lives. It was those who could not run that were shot by the herdsmen.”
According to her, “the marauders attacked the community unprovoked and murdered innocent victims.
“So far, three dead bodies have been recovered, while others are yet to be found. Among the dead are two men and a woman.”
Another source wondered why the armed Fulani herdsmen would continue to attack the community, as there have been such attacks in the past.
“Where do we go from here? Why are these people sending us packing from our ancestral home? Why did they attack us at this farming period? Please, government should come to our aid,” the source lamented.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of Benue State Police Command, SP Catherine Anene could not be reached as at time of filing this report for confirmation.