|Some of the herdsmen being arraigned. Credit: Channels TV|
Benue State Police is currently arraigning six Fulani herdsmen
allegedly involved in the killing of 19 farmers in Akor village of Guma
Local Government Area of Benue State.
suspects are being arraigned at a Chief Magistrate Court 1 sitting in
Makurdi the state capital, before the Chief Magistrate, Isaac Ajim.
The incident which occurred on January 2, 2018, had a pregnant woman killed and five others in a fresh attack in the state.
death toll later increased to 20, the governor of the state, Samuel
Ortom confirmed the number of casualties shortly after the state
security council meeting was held.
After visiting those receiving
treatment from gunshot injuries at the Benue State University Teaching
Hospital, it was confirmed that the hospital had received 11 bodies and
nine injured victims out of which three died while being treated.
a similar development, another Fulani herdsman who allegedly violated
the Open Grazing Prohibition Law is also being arraigned before the same
The police arrested the suspect, Ibrahim Adamu, on
December 28, 2017, while grazing openly with about 70 cows along Naka
road in Makurdi.
Meanwhile, his accomplice Hassam Musa fled the scene. (Channels TV)