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Benue Governor Laments Increased Herdsmen Attack




The Governor of Benue State, Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Alia, has expressed his concern about the alleged increase in attacks by herdsmen in the state, leading to loss of lives and property.

This information was disclosed in a statement by the governor’s media aide, Kula Tersoo, on Wednesday evening in response to the killing of nine people on Tuesday night by suspected armed Fulani herdsmen in three communities within the Logo and Gwer West local government areas.

In the statement, the governor lamented the alleged attacks by herdsmen on Benue communities, resulting in loss of lives and property. He emphasized that his administration will not rest until such barbaric acts are curtailed.

The state governor also expressed his condolences to the families of the deceased, offering prayers for strength during this difficult time.

Alia additionally called on the state’s security agencies to take immediate action and ensure that the perpetrators of these heinous acts are brought to justice. He charged them to swiftly investigate the unfortunate situation and apprehend those suspected of being behind these attacks, bringing them before the law.

News About Nigeria has also gathered that five persons were reportedly killed in Mahanga and Ayilamo in the Logo LGA, while four others lost their lives at Nagi camp in Mbachohon council ward of Gwer West LGA in separate attacks.

Addressing the prevailing insecurity in the state, Catherine Anene, the spokesperson for the state police command, confirmed the incident. She stated that she can confirm the deaths of five people in Logo but is yet to receive information regarding Gwer West.