Benue: School principal, 3 others killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen

AS controversy rages on the unabated killings of farmers in some local government areas of Benue State, the state has witnessed another gory killing of a secondary school principal and three others in the early hours of Tuesday.

The Nigerian Tribune reliably gathered that the school principal, one Mr Sam Wayo and his brother Mr Msugh Iim, were by the early hours of yesterday killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

According to sources, the suspected Fulani herdsmen were said to have hid themselves in a church building at Akombo village near Anyim, home town of ex-governor Gabriel Suswam and shot at the duo.

The source further hinted that other two persons were killed on Monday, saying that before the killing, sporadic shooting were heard about 9:10p.m.

He added that residents of Agbenge, Kwagh Agule, Tyoban, Tse Yough and Gemana villages were throughout the night running for safety in the bush.

“The invaders crossed at the abandoned mobile police barracks to launch this attack. This area is one of the settlements harbouring many internally displaced persons from neighbouring communities of Turan, Tombo, Ukemberagya & Tswarev council wards in Gaambe-tiev Logo council area.”

The source added that “so far, scores are missing many wounded,” adding, “this attack is a sustained assault on the Logo people by the Fulani herdsmen.”

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relation Officer, ASP Moses Iyamu, said two persons were killed in the early morning attack in Logo.