Monday, March 10, 2014

Scores Murdered In Fresh Benue Attacks


Suspected Fulani invaded a refugee camp Sunday morning in Daudu, murdering 28 people.
Photo: Benue massacre
Sahara Reporters refers to another source claiming that over ten trucks of soldiers from Takum Division invaded the ancient town of Jato-Aka, Kwande Local Government, took the barracks, and killed 36 people, including Rev. Fr. Akputu.
Several soldiers have been arrested on suspicion of being involved in the raids and killings.
First the attacks were thought to target some local governments because of the challenges facing Fulani herdsmen in search of grazing fields for their cattle and the Tiv subsistence farmers who are expecting a bumper harvests. However, later Adikpo, the Kwande Local Government headquarters, Chief Andyar Bumve, revealed that, in his opinion, the agenda was bigger.
Photo: Benue massacre
He said:
"We are only taking caution because the involvement of the Army is a deliberate plan. When we decide to take on them, they will now implement the pogrom in kind of 2001 massacre in Zaki-Biam."
It would be recalled that in 2001 a detachment of the Nigerian Army seeking reprisals for the killing of 19 soldiers attacked the town of Zaki-Biam, killing hundreds of people, including women and children.

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