Four people died as Fulani herdsmen attack Benue community

It have been reported that four people were killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Okokolo, Benue State.

A member of Okokolo Community, Identified as Mr Aaron, said his wife was abducted while attending to customers in his shop at the market.

Mr Aaron revealed that the assailants carted away several items and cash from the shop.

According to him, the suspected Fulani herdsmen invaded Aho market on Saturday with heavy firearms shooting sporadically before gaining entrance into their shop.

They carted away most of my expensive goods. I can’t count how many phones they took and they also went away with all the money I left in the shop. They targeted my wife,” he said.

The assailants were said to have come from Ngbo in Ebonyi State.

According to an eye witness, the deceased comprised a woman and her three young children who were killed in their house,

The entire village had been enveloped with tension, stressing that stepping out of their home is currently a challenge as no one knows who is next ‘he said.

It was gathered, that stakeholders of the village are currently meeting with local securities to ensure the release of the victim and to forestall further attacks.

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