– 5 farmers were killed by suspected herdsmen in Benue
– The state commissioner of police confirmed the attack
– He said thousands have been displaced because of the attack Fatai Owoseni who is the commissioner of police in Benue state has confirmed the death of five farmers in Benue suspected to have been killed by herdsmen.
The state commissioner of police in Benue state confirmed the attack on Monday, March 26.
He confirmed that the killings took place in Agatu, Guma and Makurdi local government areas of the state. He also said three persons were killed in Olegobiudu, Agatu local government area on the night of Sunday, March 25.
Owoseni also claimed that thousands were displaced because of the attack
Governor Ortom made this known on Wednesday, January 10, in Makurdi at a stakeholders meeting to discuss the security situation in the state.
He had said: “I saw the attacks coming and we wrote several letters of complaint to the police and complained to the presidency, yet nothing happened. “We called for the arrest of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) but nobody responded; we have facts that can be used against them.”