Heavy fighting in Benue as Tiv battle Fulani invaders

Posted by News Express | 23 February 2014 | 4,012 times

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Residents of Adeke community in Makurdi are currently fleeing their homes after heavy fighting between the Fulani herdsmen and the Tiv natives erupted Friday evening.

The fresh fighting began at about 7pm at the community located behind the Mobile Police barracks and gradually stretched towards the areas around Naka road, said a Daily Trust report.

“Contacted, the Secretary of Cattle Breeders in the State, Garus Gololo confirmed the fightings between the two Nigerian natives,” the report said.

“Similarly, an aide to the governor of the state on Fulani Matters, Shettima Mohammed, said it was true that Fulani and Tiv people are fighting in the area at the moment,” it added.

Mohammed was quoted as saying: “It is true. Fighting is going on in Adeke right now. From the information at my disposal, the Tiv youths yesterday attacked the Fulani men who were grazing their cow.”

Mohammed appealed to security agencies in the state to urgently intervene.

•Photo shows Benue Governor, Gabriel Suswam.

Source: News Express

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