BREAKING: Fulani herdsmen kill traditional ruler, 10 others, burn several houses in fresh attack in Kogi

At least ten persons including a traditional ruler, Onu Okemu Agbenema, Musa Edibo killed while several houses razed down by suspected herdsmen in fresh attack on Agbenema, Aj’Ichekpa, Opada and Iyade Villages, in Omala.local Government Area of kogi state.

The attackers who were were said to well armed with sophisticated weapons hid in the bushes around these villages from were they launched deadly attacks on their targets.

The state police spokesman, William Aya when contacted said he was going to find out and get back to Journalists.

A native and a former member of the Kogi State House of Assembly who represented Omala constituency, Barrister Adamu Muhammed, told New Telegraph that the attacker were Fulani herdsmen.

He pleaded with the state government and relevant securities to quickly come down to the trouble area and avert further killing in the area. He said there are more corpses been recover by the people as at the time of this report.

According to another source, the herdsmen whose mode of operation is to set the houses ablaze and opened fire on the fleeing inhabitants, slit their throats, and matchet and cut off vital parts of their victims.

New Telegraph learnt that the Administrator of Omala LGA Hon. Ibrahim Aboh who escaped the attackers guns by the whiskers, had both his house and father’s house razed down.

It was further gathered that the Soldiers who were drafted to curtail the herdsmen killings allegedly refused to assist the locals to repel the fulani herdsmen.

” We were surprised when we approached the soldiers who were stationed at the Guest House at Abejukolo for assistance , they refused to act professionally as they used their vehicle to block us from advancing to the troubled spot to help our people.”

” It is clear that the aim of the fulani herdsmen is to kill us and take over our ancestral homes. They have razed down Ojuwo Ajomayeigbi, Iyade , Agbenema and Opada villages so that they could use our land for their cattle colonies.”

“We want the world to come to our assistance before these fulanis exterminate and inherit our land.We have lost confidence in the security agencies posted to us, from their actions, we believed they have been instructed to adopt siddon looks while we are being massacred.

” Right now coordinated war is raging simultaneously in most villages in Omala , Dekina, and Bassa LGAs. Our people are being killed and Houses burnt down , even as our women are being raped while many children who ran from the theatre of war were still missing.”

"Since the attacks begun, we cannot go to the farms even markets have closed. Hunger has come to stay on our soil. If drastic measures are not done to quell this mad killings by these herdsmen , food insecurity will take over our land” the source lamented.

It would be recalled that on Saturday, the state governor, Yahaya Bello visited the crisis prone area of Oganenigu where over severla lives were lost, while Houses burnt and over 45 motorbikes, food were carted away the invading fulani herders, with apromised to make the attack the last across the state.

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