Fulani herdsmen unleash attacks in Benue, leaves three dead. Trouble began on Sunday, May 7 afternoon when herdsmen moving their cattle away from the village clashed with some villagers and the herdsmen opened fire. The clash left three, several others injured and many still missing. The scared 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. Three reported dead and others wounded. When will this end?” 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.