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Benue State Youth Plotting Revenge on Herdsmen?

The Fulani herdsmen attacks that engulfed  Benue state which resulted in a bloodbath may be taking a new turn. Youths in Benue state are said to be plotting a revenge mission.

Youths in a district called Wadatta in Makurdi, the State capital, reportedly engaged security personnel on Sunday, January 14, 2018.
It was said that youths started gathering in a particular place around 8.00pm for unknown reasons but the security personnel who suspected the ulterior motive moved in to squash the move. This led to a sporadic shoot out between the security men and the youths - no casualty was reported.

Residents of the area who spoke to Punch,  said shootings were still going on as at 9.00 pm on Sunday.

Confirming the incident, Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Moses Yamu, said the command received a report that "some cult members" were gathering around Wadataa and security men were promptly drafted to the area.

"We learnt that some cult members were gathering at Wadatta and we have drafted security men to the area," Yamu said.

It was also gathered that On Saturday, January 13, both Tiv and Hausa youths clashed  in Makurdi, leaving many injured. The youths were said to be on a mission to avenge the death of their kinsmen. The victims of the clash are said to be receiving treatment in Makurdi hospitals.


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