Suspected herdsmen kill two brothers in Benue

Suspected herdsmen have killed two brothers, Aondowase Uma and Ahanbee Uma, in Guma local government area of Benue State. An eyewitness, Peter Igbor, who spoke to Sahara Reporters, said the deceased were ambushed and killed by the herdsmen while returning from a local market in the area yesterdy March 13th.

They were returning from Yelewata Market on a motorbike at about 8:00 p.m. when they were ambushed and killed and their motorcycle burnt by the Fulani herdsmen,” Igbor said.

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A survivor, Orihyev Nyaga, who was shot on the left hand, said he was returning from the market on a motorcycle when he ran into a roadblock mounted by the herdsmen. He said they tried to attack him with a machete but narrowly escaped before he ran into the bush.

President Buhari was in the state on Monday March 12th where he held a meeting with all stakeholders over the incessant clashes between herdsmen and farmers in the state.

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