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7 Killed, Many Injured By Suspected Herdsmen In Benue

Some Fulani herdsmen in the early hours of Sunday invaded Tseadough, a village in Mbachom, Yaav Ward of Kwande Local Government Area of Benue State, where they killed seven people.

The herdsmen were also said to have injured six others and taken a woman from the village captive and burnt down several houses in the area.

According to a local, “The suspected Fulani herdsmen invaded our village in the wee hours of today (Sunday) while people were asleep, it was their gunshots that woke some of us.

“They shot continuously and entered peoples’ houses, attacking them. I was able to escape by the grace of God.

“Some of us had to sleep in the bush.

The Chairman of Kwande LG, Terdoo Nyor Kenti, confirmed the attack on the village in the council area but said that seven people were confirmed dead.

According to him, “The armed militia invaded the village at about midnight while the people were asleep and opened fire and shot in all directions.

“Seven people were killed, six others were injured, while the herdsmen also went away with a woman after burning several houses in the area.”

It was gathered that the attack has left several villagers moving out of the area and surrounding villages for fear of another invasion by the attackers.

The council boss said that there was no problem or provocation between the villagers and the Fulani herdsmen that could have caused the attack and wondered why the attackers struck.