No fewer than three people have been killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Tse-Akaa village, Ugondo Mbamar District of logo local government area of Benue state.
Trouble began on Sunday, May 7 in the afternoon when herdsmen moving their cattle away from the village clashed with some villagers and the herdsmen opened fire. The clash left three dead and several others injured and
many still missing. The villagers are reportedly presently taking refuge at a nearby village.
An eyewitness Margaret Acka said: “Fulani herdsmen were in my father’s house today (Sunday) afternoon shooting and killing at will.
Another eyewitness simply identified as James said the herdsmen launched the attack at about 5pm on Sunday just as the villagers were coming out from Sunday evening service. The attackers reportedly came from the Taraba axis, through Abaji, Mbamar, Ugondo and busted out at Akaa while shooting sporadically at the village market square.
The incident has been confirmed by the Benue state Police command. The spokesperson for the Command ASP Moses Yamu said the suspected Fulani herdsmen were relocating from the area of the raining season when the clash occurred. He said: “Three persons were killed in the process but the police immediately mobilized to the area and I can assure you that peace had now been restored there.”