Suspected Fulani herdsmen Thursday attacked residents of Agasha town in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State – killing at least 10 villagers in the process. According to reports, the herdsmen invaded the town from the neighbouring Nasarawa State and opened fire on the unsuspecting residents.
10 people were reportedly killed while several others sustained injuries.
This is even as Naka town in Gwer West Local Government Area was razed down by angry soldiers who were protesting the killing of one of them by youths of the area.
In Naka, the capital of Gwer West Local Government Area of the state, men of the Nigerian army deployed to the area went on rampage, arresting and burning down several commercial and residential houses following the killing of a soldier by unknown men.
The soldier, Private Danlami Gambo, was said to be missing for some days from his duty post, but was later discovered dead and was buried in a shallow grave.
It was alleged that the soldier was mistaken for a herdsman among those terrorising the area and killing several persons last week.