Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen on Sunday attacked and killed over 30 Igbo talking indigenes of Ado Local Government Area of Benue state, an area authorities chairman has mentioned.
James Oche, Ado Local Government Area Chairman, disclosed this in a Facebook publish on Monday, sharing movies and pictures of the incident.
Oche mentioned the suspected herdsmen attacked Ndigwe, Ataloga, Odokem, Ekile, Nduobasi, Ekpufu, Obakota and different close by villages within the LGA.
He known as on the individuals of the realm to defend themselves, including that the period of folding arms is over.
The council boss wrote, “Yesterday, no fewer than 30 Igbo-speaking indigenes of Ado Local Government misplaced their lives to assaults by Fulani herdsmen and their mercenaries on Ndigwe, Ataloga, Odokem, Ekile, Nduobasi, Ekpufu, Obakota and different close by villages.
“We have a scenario of almost 5,000 internally displaced individuals along with the destruction occasioned by the assailants. It took the concerted efforts of Operation Whirlstroke after we knowledgeable them, to repel the assaults.
“The era of lip service and arms folding is over. The people of Ado must rise up to the occasion in self-defence. In whatever way possible, our people must be empowered to defend themselves. Enough of the killings, we are not cowards.”