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Thursday 14th December 2017,
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Many feared dead as Fulani herdsmen battle Benue community

Many feared dead as Fulani herdsmen battle Benue community

Several persons have been reportedly killed while a police station was badly damaged in Otukpa, Ogbadibo LGA of Benue State in a clash between suspected Fulani Herdsmen and villagers.

Several persons were injured and rendered homeless in the attack that broke out yesterday.

 

 

Speaking with ‎DAILY POST, a resident, who gave his name as Cletus, said, “Right now, the Fulani herdsmen are fighting farmers in my community over farm land and crops destroyed by their cows.

“It is happening right now in Akpagodogbo Otukpa. Some people have been killed.

“I learnt the casualty figure is more than four on the part of the community.

“Those at branch are running to Agbaha while the police is patrolling the street and taking every Fulani herdsman into protective custody,” he added.

The source said those injured have been rushed to the Midland Hospital, Branch Otukpa.

When contacted, the Benue state Police PRO, Moses Yamu promised to get back to this reporter at the time of this report.

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