The killing of innocent farmers in Benue State continued with the bloody murder of five farmers in Logo local government area of the state by armed Fulani herdsmen insurgents leaving scores of others missing.
The latest killing which took place a few hours after Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who undertook a two-day working visit to the state to have a first hand information on the deadly attacks and interact with Internally Displaced Persons had departed the state.
Logo local government was one of the councils visited by the Vice President where he assured the IDPs of hope and a possible return to their ancestral homes to continue with normal farming activities.
The assassins, it was gathered came at a time when farmers were on their way to the farms and burnt down many houses a situation that forces hordes of the inhabitants to flee their homes.
A community leader from the area Chief Joseph Anawa, told New Telegraph that the invaders made incursion into the area between 6:30 am to 9:00 am and launched the attack on Ukemberagya community and Gaambe-Tiev in the local government during which the victims were killed.
“So far, three dead bodies have been recovered, those killed were: Bem Torjem, Apedzan Chia and Akpuku Koya and many others are still missing as I am speaking with you”.
Chief Anawa said five villages including: Tse-Mue, Torkaa, Mgbakpa, Torjem and Ifer were worse hit.
Chairman of the local government, Mr. Richard Nyajo like, confirmed the killings he had reported the matter to the police and Governor Ortom.
Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni also confirmed the killing of three people in the area by armed Fulani herdsmen.
“He said, he said while we were having a security council meeting, we got a report that there was an attack on Chembe village along Wukari-Anyiin road which falls within Logo local government area”.
“The police special forces have moved to the place and so far, from the report I got three persons were killed and because it’s a developing story we will update you when we have more information”.
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