Herdsmen kill Benue State University graduate, 32 others




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At least 32 people including a graduate of the Federal University of , Makurdi (FUAM) Benue , were on Sunday killed and many others wounded when Fulani militants attacked Odugbeho village in Agatu and Logo local government areas of Benue on Sunday.

Thirty people were massacred in Agatu and in Logo. Mr. Echechofu Ali Odugbeho in Agatu Local Government Area among those gruesomely murdered by the .

learnt in Logo, the invaders made the incursion into Adoor Aggwei village near Anyiin where they killed the farmers whose names were given as Suleyol Emberga and Iorliam Dôôr Aggwei, while one Emmanuel Chukwukwe and others were reportedly kidnapped.

Hordes of people including women, children and older people displaced as a result of the attack were said to be taking refuge at the neighbouring Ogbaulu community in Agatu Local Government Area.

A witness is also an indigene of Odugbeho, Isaac Oche, said the invaded the Odugbeho market which coincided a wake around 5:45 pm on Sunday and started shooting sporadically, anyone in sight and disappeared around 6:40 pm after so many people.

Oche said the escaped to the bush and later resurfaced to the village shortly after the first 11 bodies were recovered

(New Telegraph)