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THEof persons suspected to be Fulani herdsmen are on the increase and unsettling.
In search of grazing pastures according to them, they have left their footprint in practically every host community in the country that has had the misfortune of having them as visitors. They have rendered some villages in Benue State ‘a gaping wound, spewing forth a river of human blood’ as described in the editorial of the PUNCH on March 13.
Here are five of the attacks since January 2016
10 communities were razed while no fewer than 500 lives were lost
25 local government areas in Delta State grounded activities on the Benin-Asaba Expressway. They reported that the herdsmen allegedly killed over 23 persons. Interestingly, the police recovered 20 AK-47 rifles, 70 dane guns, 30 double-barrel guns and over 1,000 live ammunition, mostly from Fulani herdsmen during this period.
Farmers in Lagun, Iyana Offa, Offa, Atagba, Lapata and their surrounding communities in Lagelu Local Council Area of Ibadan, Oyo State, alleged that a group of Fulani armed men attacked their communities at night, injured a guard and carted away valuables.
Fulani herdsmen attacked two villages in Gashaka Local Government Area of the state on and killed 15 people.
Five persons were killed on Thursday night by Fulani herdsmen at Okokolo village in Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State.
Thinglink by Jonathan Zovoe
Source: Punch News