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Over 24 Killed In Fresh Attack By Herdsmen In Benue And Many Other Interesting Newspaper Headlines Today.

  Herdsmen have reportedly clashed with the Benue people once again with  over 24 lives claimed. NIGERIAN TRIBUNE reports that no fewer than 24 people have been killed again in Benue State. The killng occurred on Monday afternoon in Omusu Edimoga, in Okpoku Local Government Area of Benue State, mostly after affected women and children….”
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March 7, 2018 11:30 am

 

Herdsmen have reportedly clashed with the Benue people once again with  over 24 lives claimed. NIGERIAN TRIBUNE reports that no fewer than 24 people have been killed again in Benue State. The killng occurred on Monday afternoon in Omusu Edimoga, in Okpoku Local Government Area of Benue State, mostly after affected women and children.

Ogwuche according to THE PUNCH newspaper explained that some herdsmen had reported to the police, the loss of their cows some kilometres away from their villages. A peace meeting  had already been called by Ogwuche when reports got to him that the herdsmen has already invaded the village and killed people.

VANGUARD says that the a particular source in the community disclosed that the well armed herdsmen stormed the village about 4pm, shooting sporadically at anything they sighted and burning down houses in the community. His words “ it was a bloody day evening in Okpokwu, armed herdsmen stormed the Omusu village and opened sporadic fire on the locals killing and butchering  anyone and anything they came across.

DAILY SUN reports that the incident came barely a month after the remains of 73 peoples killed in a midnight bloody attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Guma and Logo local government areas were given mass burial on a site at the industrial layout along Naka Road in the state capital. President Buhari is billed to visit Benue any moment incontinuation of his tour of security-challenged states, to condole with the government and people over recent attacks.

NEW TELEGRAPH says that the Governor, who condemned the attack has accused the Fulani of taking laws into their hands and further demanded the arrest and prosecution of the herdsmen. He described the attack as unfortunate and such barbaric act was unacceptable in the 21st century.

And finally with THE NATION shifting grounds, reports on  alleged N4.478b contracts fraud with eight firms indicted. Eight companies which got N4.478 billion to supply 104 Unity Colleges science kits disappeared with the cash . the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) has written the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to admit that the kits were not supplied.

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