Herdsmen on Monday attacked Waku village and Gbajimba town, in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State, which left two people dead as well as destroying State Governor Samuel Ortom’s farm house.
Report from Vangaurd said the attack occurred about a day after earlier attack in another community, Yogbo, perpetrated by suspected herdsmen which left 6 people dead as well as damaging properties and farmlands.
However, the attack on Yogbo was repelled by the Police, who chased the invaders out of the community.
While confirming the latest attack, the Police Commissioner, Fatai Owoseni and Chairman of Guma Local Government Area, Mr. Anthony Shawon, said the herdsmen, who were backed by militant gangs, stormed the communities in the afternoon, yesterday.
“The herdsmen, backed by their militia, invaded Waku village this afternoon (yesterday) and killed two persons. They are also getting close to Gbajimba town, the local government headquarters and as I speak with you, they have attacked and sacked Governor Ortom’s farm house in Gbajimba.
“Our fear is that if we are not careful, they might overrun the local government headquarters the way they are going.”