On Sunday, 11 people were killed in a renewed attack by suspected herders in the Okpokwu Local Government Area of Benue State’s Igama community.
According to locals, no buildings remained standing in the community after the invaders burned them all down.
“The hoodlums, who are Fulani herdsmen, stormed Igama village in the early hours of today (Sunday) and attacked the community’s youth.”
“They let the elderly, children, and women flee while descending on the youth.” “As I speak to you, 11 young men have been killed,” the unidentified local told our correspondent over the phone.
Mrs Amina Audu, the council’s chairman, confirmed the attack.
She said nine bodies had been recovered as of 4.22 p.m. on Sunday, when she spoke with our correspondent on the phone.
“I got a report that Fulani herders stormed Igama community between 4 and 6 a.m. today,” Audu said (Sunday).
“As I speak to you, I am in the Okpoga police station. Three corpses have been brought from the community, and residents have just informed me that another six corpses are on their way to a mortuary.”
Catherine Anene, a Superintendent of Police for the state police, confirmed the attack but said the command had not yet received details.
“The incident has been confirmed,” Anene said, “but the command has yet to receive details from officers who responded to the scene.”