Panic in Makurdi as suspected herdsmen serve attack notice

Posted by News Express | 11 February 2018 | 1,216 times

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•Benue Police Commissioner Fatai Owoseni

 A purported notice of attack issued by suspected Fulani herdsmen to communities in a local government area contiguous to Makurdi, the Benue State capital, caused panic on Friday in the state.

Already, the police said security had been beefed up in the area even as residents flee some of the threatened communities.

It was gathered that a threat letter giving notice of an impending attack was delivered to one of the communities in Gwer West Local Government Area of the state which shares boundaries with the state capital.

This was as three persons were reportedly killed and three others injured when suspected herdsmen invaded Tsukwa Village in the troubled Logo Local Government Area of the state, on Thursday night.

Saturday Tribune gathered that suspected herdsmen had threatened to attack some communities in Gwer West, a development which led to residents of Adaka Community in Makurdi, a boundary area with Gwer West Local government Area, to flee their homes.

The spokesman of the Benue State Police Command, Moses Yamu, who confirmed the development, said the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni, had led officers of the command to the area to douse tension, adding that more policemen had been drafted to the area.

•Excerpted from a Tribune report.

Source: News Express

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