Benue Under Attack, 36 People Killed

Benue Under Attack, 36 People Killed

Benue Under Attack, 36 People Killed

  • 36 residents of Benue state have been killed after an attack by Fulani Herdsmen on the Mbagena Kpav community

  • Benue under attack trended after what has been termed a genocide on the Tiv community

  • The herdsmen stormed the area on Thursday morning and executed many, including residents and university students

Fulani Herdsmen stormed Shikaan Mbagena Kpav, a community in Benue state, killing about 36 residents on Thursday.

Benin Under attack

Among the deceased, we’re students of the College of Education in Katsina-Ala.

Conflicting figures have emerged about the casualties with some sources listing the death count as high as 100.

There has been an outcry on social media as users express their worries about insecurity in the country using the hashtag Benue Under attack.

Benue state has experienced a series of attacks recently, with the governor of the state, Samuel Ortom also being on the receiving end.

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Governor Ortom alleged that he was attacked by herdsmen in March during a visit to his farm near Tyo-mu, along Makurdi-Gboko.

Governor Samuel Ortom

The most recent attack also follows that of Saturday where over 100 people were reportedly killed.

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