8 Killed By Suspected Herdsmen In Benue Community

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Suspected herdsmen invaded Yelawa town, Guma local government area of Benue state, killing eight persons.

The attack said to have occurred on Monday around 7: 30 pm.

Yelwata is a border community between Nasarawa and Benue States on the busy Makurdi- Lafia Federal highway road.

The inhabitants are predominantly Tiv farmers.

Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to Governor Samuel on monitoring, Fagah Utoo, who is from the area, told The Nation a housewife who cooking and her four children were killed during the attack.

Commander Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS) Brigadier – General Clement Afere confirmed the incident.

He simply said: “it’s true” when contacted by the Nation.

Utoo said: “Last night, herdsmen invaded Yelewata, village, a border town Nasarawa Stat and killed his wife and his entire four children.

“The wife preparing supper for the little kids who were playing around.

“The murdered woman experienced birth difficulties. She had two miscarriages before God finally blessed her womb and she able to birth to four children, among whom was a set of twins.

“Unfortunately, last night, Tuesday, 24 August, 2021, armed herdsmen sneaked into her compound shortly after dusk, around 7:30 PM and shot and butchered her the kids while the husband still in the marketplace.”