Fulani Herdsmen: Would-Be Attackers Burnt Alive In Benue
Information reaching 247ureports.com from competent sources in Gboko, Benue State indicate that reprisal attacks over the Fulani herdsmen killings across the country have started to spread across the affected regions of the country. According to the information received, seven  youths armed with AK47 and machete – believed to be Fulani by tribe where burnt beyond recognition by locals at a motor park in Gboko, Benue.
The incident which occurred in the early morning hours of today [February 1] at about 4am was believed to have disrupted a planned Fulani herdsmen attack on the people of Benue State. According to our source, the seven young men had arrived Gboko deep in the night – and were believed to be heading towards Taraba State when they were intercepted by the vigilante group.
Our source reveals that the security men who were dispatched to keep watch of the sensitive spots where not available to disrupt the movement of the armed Fulani gunmen. “It was the community who had set up themselves secretly into watch groups to keep watch of Fulani movements through the nights” that caught the would-be attackers. “The Fulani young men were armed and dangerous” said the source who went on to add that the watch group took matters into their hands to act before the law enforcement arrived. “They burnt them alive”.
When the law enforcement authorities arrived the scene hours after the incident, one of the plain cloths intelligence officer was overheard on the communication gadgets reporting that – “7 innocent Fulanis were brutally killed and burned to ashes at a motor park in Benue, in a characteristic display of strong hatred. The hatred against the Fulanis is an organized one”.
Similar reprisal attacks were recorded in Nasarawa State yesterday between locals and Fulani herdsmen. Up to 70 cows were reported killed. About 7 deaths of locals were reported killed.