Herdsmen sack Benue community, kill father of seven

26 December, 2018

Herdsmen reportedly attacked Ukemberagya, Gaambe-Tiev community in Logo Local Government Area of Benue State on the eve of Christmas Day leading to the death of one Ioewuese Myaga, a father of seven children.

A community leader in the area, Anawah Joseph, told our correspondent that the whole community had been deserted.

Anawah said, “Some herdsmen on the eve of Christmas murdered Mr Iorwuese Myaga, a father of seven children, a resident of a settlement in Ukemberagya Gaambe-Tiev.

“He was  murdered by Fulani herdsmen terrorists on his farm where he went to harvest corn.

“They ambushed and shot him at close range behind in the neck piercing his gullet through the stomach.

“His corpse was recovered on 25/12/18 and buried at his country home Tse Ikyem, Ukemberagya Gaamne-Tiev Logo LGA Benue state.

“As of today (Wednesday), the whole community is deserted we are all gathered at NKST Church.”

The community leader who said that the population of the community is about 300 (three hundred people)  further said that the deceased was buried the following day which is Xmas.

“Until this gruesome murder, Mr Iowuese Myaga was a devout Christian of NKST denomination and an active member of the Tiv choir NKST Chembe consistory,” Anawah said.

Recall that communities in Logo and Guma local government areas of the state were severely attacked from the  New Year day of 2018 till August this year.

When contacted, the state police command’s spokesman, Moses Yamu, said he was yet to be briefed.

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