Suspected Fulani herdsmen slaughter 12 persons including women and children in Benue community (graphic photos)

After a suspected Fulani herders assaulted Tiortyu hamlet in Tarka Local Government Area of Benue State, at least 12 bodies, including women and children, have been recovered.

Several others who were hurt by gunshots while fleeing the attack, which happened around 11 p.m. on Monday, April 11, are being treated at the NKST Christian Hospital in Uchi.

Meanwhile, local youths protesting the horrific incident have barricaded the Makurdi-Gboko-Calabar Road with bodies of the victims, causing traffic congestion on the already congested major highway.

The Tiortyu settlement is roughly 30 kilometers from the state capital, Makurdi.

Suspected Fulani herdsmen slaughter 12 persons including women and children in Benue community (graphic photos)
Suspected Fulani herdsmen slaughter 12 persons including women and children in Benue community (graphic photos)
Suspected Fulani herdsmen slaughter 12 persons including women and children in Benue community (graphic photos)
Suspected Fulani herdsmen slaughter 12 persons including women and children in Benue community (graphic photos)
Suspected Fulani herdsmen slaughter 12 persons including women and children in Benue community (graphic photos)
Suspected Fulani herdsmen slaughter 12 persons including women and children in Benue community (graphic photos)
Suspected Fulani herdsmen slaughter 12 persons including women and children in Benue community (graphic photos)
Suspected Fulani herdsmen slaughter 12 persons including women and children in Benue community (graphic photos)
Suspected Fulani herdsmen slaughter 12 persons including women and children in Benue community (graphic photos)
Suspected Fulani herdsmen slaughter 12 persons including women and children in Benue community (graphic photos)
Suspected Fulani herdsmen slaughter 12 persons including women and children in Benue community (graphic photos)
Suspected Fulani herdsmen slaughter 12 persons including women and children in Benue community (graphic photos)
Suspected Fulani herdsmen slaughter 12 persons including women and children in Benue community (graphic photos)
Suspected Fulani herdsmen slaughter 12 persons including women and children in Benue community (graphic photos)
Suspected Fulani herdsmen slaughter 12 persons including women and children in Benue community (graphic photos)
Suspected Fulani herdsmen slaughter 12 persons including women and children in Benue community (graphic photos)

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