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Herdsmen kill 2 Benue livestock guards for seizing their cows

Fulani Herdsman

Joseph Anawah, a community leader in the Logo Local Government Area of Benue State, has explained how suspected Fulani herdsmen, killed two livestock guards because they seized their cows.

According to Anawah, the ugly incident happened around 1pm and 2pm at Tombo ward near Ayilamo LGA.

Anawah said that the livestock guards were trailing the herders whose cattle were seized for grazing and destroying crops contrary to the anti-open grazing law of Benue State, when they were ambushed and killed by the herdsmen.

“Unfortunately, two of the livestock guards, who went to arrest the herders, were ambushed by the herdsmen. The herdsmen killed them.

“Their corpses were handed over to the police in Ugba and later taken away and are now in the mortuary in Ugba

“The herdsmen, who committed the act, ran away and you know in that kind of situation, there is bound to be tension because the livestock guards were killed while on official duty.”

As seen on Punch, Linus Zaki, the Coordinator of the Livestock Guards, noted that the herdsmen attacked and killed two of his men.

According to Zaki, his men who received information that some cattle were openly grazing in peoples farms moved to the location and met some young herders.

“The guards impounded the cows and were taking the animals and the herders with them according to the law when they were attacked by militia herdsmen, and two of the guards, Aondohemba and Gbaior, were shot dead on the spot by the herders,” Zaki added.

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