According to a Facebook user, two farmers were killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Benue state. The incedence reportedly happened at Ikyungwa Tombo Ward, near Ayilamo community in Logo Local Government area of Benue State.
The incident was said to have happened at 5pm on Monday, June 6, while the victims were returning from their farms.
Bem Uhembe Mathew, 34, and Doose Mungwa, 15, of Tse-Ibor village in Tombo ward, have been identified as the deceased.
The victims were reportedly returning to Ayilamo town after working on their farms because their settlement, Tombo, had been allegedly taken over by suspected herders.
Agber Terse, the chairman of the Local Government Area, confirmed the incident to Daily Trust, saying the victims were accosted and killed after leaving their farms on Monday evening.
Agber blamed militant herders for the duo’s death, which he attributed to the ongoing invasion of Tombo ward, a farming settlement that has been targeted by gunmen suspected of being herders since 2016.
Meanwhile, on Tuesday, June 7, the victims were laid to rest.