Armed Fulani herdsmen kill 3 persons and injure others on Thursday midnight attacked Tsukwa village in Anyiin in Logo local government area of Benue state
The assailants, it was gathered made incursion into Anyiin, which is home of former Governor Gabriel Suswam at about 10 pm when some people had already slept
A resident from Anyiin, Mr. Joseph Anawa, said that the Fulani herdsmen militia came through Nasarawa from Tunga in Awe local government area to carry out the attack.
He said scores of people have ran away from the troubled area to the two Internally Displaced Persons camps located in Anyiin main town.
Chief Anawa revealed that attempt by the herders to attack Azege village hit the rocks as they were repelled by security forces.
Mr. Richard Nyajo, Chairman of the local government council, confirmed the report saying the herdsmen invaded the community Thursday and laid ambush in Tsukwa near Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, located along Anyiin-Ayilamo road, where they shot six passers-by killing three persons on the spot.
Mr. Nyajo said two of the victims were seriously injured and were receiving treatment at the NKST hospital at Anyiin headquarters of Logo local government.
It could be recalled that the herdsmen had five days ago, attacked and killed an Igbo trader in Anyiin, Mr. Daniel Abuchi, along Anyiin–Gbeji road.
Mr. Fatai Owoseni, The Commissioner of Police, confirmed the killing saying two people were killed on the spot while another one died later in the hospital.