By Solomon Ayado, Source: Leadership
Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen yesterday attacked the Tse Shima, Mbatsoho community of Mballagh council ward in Makurdi local government area of Benue State, raping women and killing four persons.
The armed herdsmen also destroyed farmlands, just as scores were declared missing. The ugly incident occurred at about 3pm when the villagers had gone to their farms.
Survivors of the attack who narrowly escaped death, narrated that they had gone to their farms, situated behind the NASME Barracks to fetch firewood when the herders attacked them and raped girls in the process.
Yesterday, at the Police C Division in the Northbank area of Makurdi, LEADERSHIP Weekend witnessed the mutilated corpses of the deceased been conveyed to the place by an armed security search party that had combed the attacked village.
The corpses were later deposited at the General Hospital, Northbank mortuary. Family members and sympathisers thronged to the hospital to confirm the fates of their loved ones and fellow villagers.
A 13-year-old girl, Nyieshile, had a deep cut on her neck and could not speak while she was being attended to by medical personnel at the General hospital in Northbank.