Agatu Community Attacked by Suspected Herdsmen: Six Feared Dead, Many Missing

Reports indicate that six individuals were killed and one person is still missing following an assault by suspected armed Fulani herdsmen on Ogbaulu community in Agatu Local Government, Benue State. The incident occurred on Tuesday.

NewsNow highlighted the ongoing attack in Ogbaulu community on the same day.

Ogbaulu community has been subjected to repeated attacks by armed herdsmen over the past two weeks, resulting in numerous casualties and significant destruction.

The recent attack commenced around 5:30 pm when armed Fulani herdsmen emerged from various directions and began indiscriminate shooting at Ogbaulu Market, causing damage to shops and fatalities.

An eyewitness and youth leader of Ogbaulu community, Comrade Adole Jose Ehoda, described the assailants as well-equipped herders who accessed the community via Imana and other entry points.

According to Adole, “The herdsmen entered through the route connecting Imana in Apa LGA to our community with the aim of taking control of our village.

“We have recovered the bodies of six victims, and several individuals are still unaccounted for. They also looted many shops, stole food supplies, and took away motorcycles,” Adole added.

Barr Napoleon Otache, another resident of the community, criticized the relentless assaults and fatalities caused by the intruders in Ogbaulu and neighboring areas within Agatu and other LGAs during an interview.

He expressed dismay over the delayed response of security forces to the ongoing attacks and urged the Federal Government to halt the continuous bloodshed in Benue State.

Reacting to the incident, the Caretaker Chairman of Agatu LGA, Hon. Yakubu Ochohepo, denounced the attackers and confidently stated that their activities would soon be curtailed.

He issued a reassurance to the residents of Agatu Local Council regarding the swift resolution of the escalating insecurity concerns.

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