News reaching arewafocus from Benue axis revealed that suspected Fulani Herdsmen has reportedly kill two persons on Monday in Logo Government Area of Benue State.
According to our correspondent the two persons killed who are livestock guards were killed for seizing cows belonging to the fulani.
Joseph Anawah, a community leader at Logo local government told newsmen that the incident occurred between the hours of 1pm – 2pm at Tombo ward near Ayilamo in the local government area.
According to Anawah the guards were on the trail of the herders , whose cattle were grazing and destroying crops , contrary to the anti -open grazing law of the state when they were ambushed and killed by the herdsmen.
Their corpses were handed over to the police in Ugba and later taken away and are now in the mortuary in Ugba
“The herdsmen , who committed the act , ran away and you know in that kind of situation , there is bound to be tension because the livestock guards were killed while on official duty .”he said
Confirming the incident , the state Coordinator of the Livestock Guards , Linus Zaki , said the herdsmen attacked and killed two of his men near Ayilamo in the Logo LGA of Benue state on Monday afternoon.
He said his men , having received information that herders had brought in cattle and were openly grazing in Logo , moved to the location and met some young herders with cows destroying people ’s farms.
The guards impounded the cows and were taking the animals and the herders with them according to the law when they were attacked by the Fulani herdsmen , and two of the guards , Aondohemba and Gbaior , were shot dead on the spot by the herders ,” Zaki added .
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Catherine Anene , also confirmed the killing of two persons by suspected herdsmen in Logo , but added that she could not say whether the victims were members of the Livestock Guards or not.
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