Suspected Fulani herdsmen killed a Commander of the State Community Guard and six others in separate attacks on two communities in Benue State.
It was gathered that the armed herdsmen attacked Tse Fela in Mbabuande and Tse Akyegh in Ikaaghev Council Ward of Gwer West local government of the state around 3 pm on Tuesday.
This came barely two days after some armed herders invaded Tse-Lgar, Tse Magu and Tse Dudu in Guma local government where they killed 13 people, precisely in Sunday.
The herdsmen who invaded the two communities in Gwer West, were said to have simultaneously killed seven people and destroyed food banks.
According to Tribune, a native who identified himself as Terna said, “members of the two communities had noticed movement of strange people around the area and raised the alarm which made some people to escape.
“Unfortunately, some people were trapped by the killers and they were killed.
The district head of Ikaaghev, Chief Adi-Bata, who also confirmed the attacks said that the alarm raised by members of the community reduced the casualties.
He said, “if not the alarm raised by members of the community the number of casualties would have been very high.
The traditional ruler called on the security agencies to have a police post in the area s to improve security in the area.
Chairman of the local government, Ayande Andrew confirmed the killing and said that seven people were killed.
Meanwhile, the State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Catherine Anene said she was not aware of the attack.