Many feared dead, women raped in another herdsmen attack

Obinwannem News

The traditional ruler of Mbanyiar, a community in the Guma Local Government Area of Benue State Tyoor Chado has confirmed an attack on the community by the rampaging Fulani herdsmen.

The attack which took place at 2 am in the early hours of Thursday was said to have have been carried out by 11 herdsmen.

According to reports, a native of the community, named Terka, said that the suspected herdsmen headed straight to the residence of the community head and attacked the household, raped the traditional ruler’s wife and two of his in-laws and destroyed crops stored in the barn.

The traditional ruler told Newsmen that the livestock guard who visited the area confirmed that his wife and in-laws were being tortured and raped, but are still alive.

The traditional ruler claimed to have reported to the police and have also sent a vehicle to go and convey his household back to Daudu where he is currently taking refuge.

Meanwhile, the Police Public Relations Officer, Benue State Command, Catherine Anene, has denied any knowledge about the attack.

Nwada Ugochinyere Onyechere reporting, Obinwannem News

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