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Herdsmen kill 984 people in Benue

26 May 2016, 17:04

Benue - Suspected Fulani herdsmen have killed over 984 people in various communities in Benue State in the last year New Telegraph

This was disclosed by the Tiv people, under the aegis of Mdzough U Tiv (MUT) during a public hearing organised by the House of Representatives’ Committee on Police Affairs on killings by suspected herdsmen.

President-General of the MUT, Edward Ujege, in company of the Secretary-General, Azer Ukende accused the security agencies of neglecting their duties to secure Benue people.

Ujege said in 2014, no fewer than 142 persons were killed in Guma Local Government Area of the state while 6,544 persons were displaced with properties worth over N128 million lost.

Ujege further according to Today stated that in 2015 and 2016, about 28 people were killed in Buruku, 6,650 displaced and over N8 billion lost in properties in two wards of Binev and Mbaya.

- News 24


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