25 Killed, 100 Houses Burnt In Two Benue Communities
The attackers reportedly made a surprise incursion into the area about 6 a.m. and started shooting sporadically at the GRA side as hordes of people scampered for safety.
Surprisingly, the attackers operated without intervention from security men stationed at Kente, which is about three kilometres to Vaase.
An indigene of Ukum, Jeremiah Iorngaem, said the attackers also set ablaze over 100 houses while many people had deserted their homes.
However, the Security Adviser to Governor Samuel Ortom, Lt.-Col. Paul Hemba (rtd), said only 10 people were killed. According to him, the invaders also destroyed property worth billions of naira.
He said: “I received that report early this morning (yesterday) that there was a dawn attack by men suspected to be herdsmen at Vaase area of Ukum Local Government Area of Benue State. Apart from the burning of houses, I also received a report that 10 people were killed.
“The security men, who are deployed there, are still combing the area. We may have more casualties but reports reaching me have it that at least eight to 10 persons were killed.”
More Benue State News Online As As ‘Okada’ Rider Was Roasted To Death
A commercial motorcyclist, also known as ‘Okada‘ rider in Nigeria, was electrocuted on Thursday morning on Old Otukpo road, Makurdi, Benue state.
Concise News understands that the incident occurred around Civil Service Commission area.
According to reports, the motorcyclist, who was reportedly conveying a woman, attempted to cross a high tension wire which was dangling from a falling electricity pole.
Benue State Natives Make Demand On Buhari Govt
Natives of Benue State have urged the federal government to arrest and prosecute the alleged killers of an officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Ogar Jumbo, Concise News understands.
This online news medium understands that these people under the auspices of Forum of Benue State Communities in Lagos, said this in a letter addressed to Falana and Falana Chambers.
Benue State Youths Stage Protest, Make Demand On Buhari’s APC
Benue State youths have called on the All Progressives Congress (APC) to zone the position of the Speaker, House of Representatives, to the North Central, Concise News reports.
This online news medium understands that the youths from all 23 local government areas of Benue State on Wednesday staged a peaceful protest to the State Secretariat of the APC in Makurdi to register their request.
Herdsmen Crises: PDP Alleges Buhari Hates Benue’s Ortom, Explains Why
This, Daily Post reported, Buhari said while speaking to Nigerians in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), noted that the Benue State leader parted ways with him and the All Progressives Congress (APC) over disagreements on the issue of Fulani herdsmen, farmers clashes.
Benue: Herdsmen, Farmers Crises Not New To Nigeria – Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari has said he told Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom that herdsmen and farmers clashes are not new to Nigeria, Concise News reports.
This online news medium understands that Buhari made this revelation about the Benue State leader on Tuesday during a town hall meeting with the Nigerian community in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE).