At least three persons have been reportedly killed in a fresh clash between suspected Fulani herdsmen and native Tiv farmers at Yogbo village in Guma local government area of Benue state.
This is coming a year after a similar crisis in the same community between the farmers and herdsmen left over 45 dead. According to Vanguard which reported the story, the crisis broke out in Yogbo three days ago when some herdsmen stormed the village at night shooting sporadically and burning down houses, huts and farmland in the community.
According to a witness, “this latest attack on Yogbo community was unprovoked and no one expected the attack since there was no form of incitement of any kind on both sides… They, the Fulanis, stormed Yogbo with sophisticated weapons, at about 10pm, when the people had gone to bed, shooting and burning down huts, houses and farmland.
“Most of us managed to flee to safety while the unlucky ones were slaughtered in cold blood, among those killed were two women and a man… At the moment most of the victims of the attack who fled their homes for fear of being killed, are currently moving with their families towards Makurdi town for safety.”
The Chairman of Guma local government council, Mr. Frank Adi, has also confirmed the incident, disclosing that among those killed in the latest fighting in Yogbo were two women and a man.