Nigeria: Nigeria: Herdsmen Attack, Sack Gov. Ortom’s Farmhouse

232 Viewed admin 0 respond
Nigeria: Nigeria: Herdsmen Attack, Sack Gov. Ortom’s Farmhouse

Suspected herdsmen, yesterday, attacked Waku village and a part of Gbajimba town, all in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State, killing two persons, and destroying Governor Samuel Ortom’s farm house in fresh attacks in the area.

The latest attack came less than 24 hours after Yogbo, another community in the same local government area, also came under heavy attack by suspected herdsmen which left six persons dead and several property and farmlands destroyed.

However, the attack on Yogbo was repelled by the Police, who chased the invaders out of the community.

Confirming the latest attack at the State Police Command Headquarters, the Police Commissioner, Fatai Owoseni and Chairman of Guma Local Government Area, Mr. Anthony Shawon, said the herdsmen, who were backed by militant gangs, stormed the communities in the afternoon, yesterday.

“The herdsmen, backed by their militia, invaded Waku village this afternoon (yesterday) and killed two persons. They are also getting close to Gbajimba town, the local government headquarters and as I speak with you, they have attacked and sacked Governor Ortom’s farm house in Gbajimba.

“Our fear is that if we are not careful, they might overrun the local government headquarters the way they are going.”

Shawon, who commended the Police for saving Yogbo from being taken over by the marauding herdsmen, urged the command to continue to put up a brave fight and continue to sustain the resistance against the herdsmen’s incursion.

As published by Vanguardngr

Don't miss the stories followAfrican News Today and let's be smart!
Loading...
0/5 - 0
You need login to vote.
Ghana: Autistic Models Turn Heads and Win Awards

Ghana: Autistic Models Turn Heads and Win Awards

Nigeria: Herdsmen Enjoying Support of Highly Placed Nigerians - Benue State Govt.

Nigeria: Herdsmen Enjoying Support of Highly Placed Nigerians – Benue State Govt.

Related posts

Leave a Reply

avatar
  Subscribe  
Notify of