At least 10 killed in wave of herdsmen attack in Benue

A woman wipes a tear after dead bodies mostly women and children were killed during religious clash between natives of Dogo Nahawa and Hausa Fulani while they are being arranged in a mass grave for burial at Dogo Nahawa village in south of Jos, Plateau State on March 8, 2010. UN chief Ban Ki-moon appealed for "maximum restraint" amid revulsion at the slaughter of more than 500 Christians in Nigeria, as survivors told how the killers chopped down their victims. Funerals took place for victims of the three-hour orgy of violence on Sunday in three Christian villages close to the northern city of Jos, blamed on members of the mainly Muslim Fulani ethnic group. AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

Residents of Benue Saturday confirmed the killing of no fewer than 10 people in six communities in Saghev council ward of Guma Local Government Area of Benue State.

“I can confirm that Fulani herdsmen last night (Friday) and earlier today (Saturday) invaded Saghev Ward of Guma Local Government Area, Benue State and killed many innocent persons, said Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Terver Akase.


The suspected herdsmen were said to have stormed the villages in military uniforms shooting at residents and setting houses ablaze.




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