Traditional rulers, 9 others killed in fresh herdsmen attack in Kogi

In a renewed attack on Agbenema, Aj’Ichekpa, Opada and Iyade villages, a traditional ruler, Musa Edibo (Onu Okenwu of Agbenema community) his wife and eight other persons were reportedly killed on Monday while several houses were burnt down by herdsmen in Omala Local Government Area of Kogi state. The attackers who were said to be armed with sophisticated weapons hid in the bushes around these villages from were they launched deadly attacks on their targets. According to the natives, the herdsmen mode of operation is to set the houses ablaze and opened fire on the fleeing inhabitants, slit their throats, machete and cut off vital parts of their victims.
It was gathered that the traditional ruler, his wife and another person were killed in Agbenema community while the other casualties were recorded in the other three communities.
It was also gathered that the council’s administrator, Ibrahim Aboh escaped the attackers guns by the whiskers.
It will be recalled that between last week Tuesday and Thursday, the Fulani herdsmen attacked five communities in Igala part of the state killing not less than 50 persons.

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