Fulani herdsmen on Monday, once again attacked a Benue State community. This time, it was the ancestral home of the immediate past paramount ruler of Tiv tribe, late Ochivirigh Akawe Torkula, in Tse-Torkula, Guma Local Government Area of the state.
According to reports, the Fulani herdsmen injured scores of people including mining investors in the community. The notorious killer herdsmen also raze houses and carted away foodstuffs and farm produce from the community.
According to a source from Benue,
“Herdsmen stormed Tse-Torkula village very early this morning. Though we have no record of deaths, several persons were injured in the attack. The entire village has been deserted.”
Meanwhile, the Benue State Governor, Mr Samuel Ortom, has lamented the resolve of Fulani herdsmen to displace the natives of the state and forcefully occupy their land despite efforts made to stem their bloody attacks on innocent people of the state.
Governor Otom made the lamentation while hosting members of the Universal Peace Federation of Nigeria.
Accordint to Governor Otom,
“As we speak, the home of the late Tor Tiv, has been attacked and many people were injured and taken to the hospital.
Among them is an investor, who came for mining in Torkula. How will development come to such a place with such attacks?”