Fresh Herdsmen Attacks at Guma in Benue (PHOTOS)
Several persons have been declared missing and more than 23 houses razed after an attack by suspected herdsmen at Nanev village in Uikpam, Guma LGA of Benue State.
Guman is the country home of the state governor, Samuel Ortom.
DAILY POST gathered that the gunmen, armed to their teeth stormed the village on Friday evening, shooting sporadically into the air and setting houses on fire.
This incident came barely three days after seven Fulani natives were burnt to death in Gboko area of the state.
Confirming the incident, Hon. Anthony Shawon, Chairman of Guma Local Government Area of Benue State said the timely intervention of mobile police prevented the armed men from causing more damages.
“This night 2/2/18 the Fulani militia attacked Uikpam village. The mobile police repelled them. They are now burning Nanev Villages,” he said.
Meanwhile, text message to the Benue State Police PRO, Moses Yamu was not replied at the time of this report.
Guma was also attacked on January 1 where over 50 persons were hacked to death.
Presently, there is a dusk to dawn curfeww in Benue State.