14 killed as fulani herdsmen invade Benue community

At least 14 persons were killed by rampaging herdsmen on Monday, in an attack on Gaambe-Tiev, Logo Local Government Area of Benue State.
According to eyewitness reports, the brutal invaders stormed the community at about 7:30a.m., shooting sporadically, killing and injuring victims, and razing buildings and farmland in the area.
One eyewitness said: "The herdsmen, in their usual fashion, stormed Gaambe-Tiev this
morning (yesterday), around 7:30a.m. in their numbers, shooting sporadically and shouting. The people never expected it.
"Everybody, including women and children, ran for their lives. Unfortunately, several persons lost their lives and many more were injured. Bodies of some of those killed are being recovered from the farms and we are still counting."
The incident was confirmed by a member of the State House of Assembly representing Logo constituency, Dr. Kester Kyenge, who said the number of the dead could be far more than the 14 being circulated.
He said: "By tomorrow (today), we will have a clearer picture of the number of the dead. I plead with the Government to act fast to stop these attacks and killings."
The attack comes despite efforts by several parties to halt the unending invasion of Benue communities.

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