Two farmers have been reportedly killed in a fresh attack at Ikyungwa Tombo Ward, near Ayilamo community in Logo Local Government area of Benue State.
Daily Trust gathered that the incident happened on Monday at 5 pm while the duo were returning from their farm.
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The deceased names were given as Bem Uhembe and Mungwa Zuzu, all from Tse Ibor village who were returning to Ayilamo town after they had worked on their farms because their settlement had been allegedly taken over by suspected herders.
Locals further said that the bodies of the deceased had been deposited at an Ayilamo mortuary.
Chairman of the Local Government Area, Agber Terse, confirmed to our correspondent on the telephone that the deceased persons – a lady and a man – were accosted and killed after leaving their farms on Monday evening.
Agber blamed militant herders for the killing of the duo occasioned by the consistent invasion of Tombo ward, a farming settlement, which had been under sustained attacks by gunmen suspected to be herders since 2016.
Contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) SP, Catherine Anene, however, said she hadn’t received the report.