Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Graphic images: dead bodies, burnt houses, as gunmen attack Gov. Suswam

Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsman yesterday, Tuesday 11 attacked Guma Local Government Area in Benue State killing 6 men and burning down many houses. The Governor’s convoy was also attacked as they paid visit to the attacked village. According to the statement released by Gov. Gabriel Torwua Suswam;

"We have come under heavy insurgents/terrorists attacks in Benue state in the past weeks killing and displacing our people. Just today, as I was setting off to visit the affected areas with the State Security Chiefs' I received a call that Uikpan (after Daudu) Guma LGA was under attack. We decided to go there with all the Security Chiefs to save the town. We met the town totally destroyed with six men butchered to death. We continued to Tse Anyeke leading to Tokula. There we met the terrorists with cows settled in the homes of the indigenes while burning down some. They shot at us but our security team repelled them pushing them inside while we proceeded to Gbajimba the LG headquarters. These killings are unacceptable to me as it's against our my Oath of Office to protect the lives and properties of our people. I sympathize with the families of the deceased persons and we are determined to use every powers at our disposal to bring these crisis to a permanent end. We are already looking into the plight of the displaced people and will ensure their safety wherever they are. This a war on innocent people and must be stopped immediately so our people will return to their normal lives".

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