Fulani herdsmen has once again invaded, ransacked and sacked a whole community in Benue State. Reports has it that a community in Kwande Local Government area, Moor, was the bull’s eye of the rampaging Fulani herdsmen. The crisis between herders and farmers started some time in 2013.
The recent invasion left about 98 person dead and several residents sustaining various degrees of injuries. The recent invasion caused more than 5000 residents to abandon their homes and businesses while fleeing to safe havens.
In spite of efforts by the Federal and Benue State governments to end clashes between herdsmen and farmers, the clashes continue unabated. A witness to the recent incident said: “Moor in Kwande Local Government Area is now an occupied territory. Herdsmen have sacked the inhabitants from their ancestral homes and taken over the council ward. The crisis started as far back as 2013 and has led to the death of over 100 persons and many others injured.
“All the local government clinics, including 21 primary and secondary schools in the area, have been completely destroyed. The indigenes of the community are refugees in other communities.”
Substantiating the news report, the Executive Secretary of the Benue State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, Mr. Boniface Otese, stated that hi agency had embarked on a mission to supply relief materials to the internally displace person. The state police commissioner, through their Public Relations Department said they, in conjunction with other security apparatchik are working to assuage the clashes.