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Published On: Tue, Apr 14th, 2020

Suspected herdsmen behead 2 persons in Benue

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From Uche Nnorom, Makurdi

Suspected herdsmen yesterday killed two young men in a renewed attack on Agatu local government area of Benue State.
According to a source, Oyaje Sule an uncle to one of the deceased, told our reporter that his nephew identified as Oche Alaade and friend were beheaded by suspected herdsmen who went away with their heads.
The source added that the two young men who lived in Obagaji, had gone to Ologba and on their way back they were attacked and killed by suspected herdsmen.
“The incident happened this morning (Monday), one of the deceased was my nephew. The two young men who lived in Obagaji had gone to Ologba and on their way back were attacked by herdsmen who beheaded them.
“The two young men have been buried without their head because the herdsmen went away with them.
“About a week ago two people were also attacked by herdsmen who are still in my clinic receiving treatment, Sule said.
Former Supervisory Councillor in the local government, John Ikulono also conformed the report.
He said that as soon as he got the report he informed the local government chairman who he said he had gone to the area.
When contacted, the State Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Catherine Anene said she was yet to get the report.

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