Suspected herdsmen have killed the traditional ruler of Onu Agbenema, Musa Edibo, his wife and eight others in separate attacks on Sunday. The herdsmen also burnt down houses on Agbenema, Aj’Ichekpa, Opada and Iyade villages, on Monday.
Agbenema is in Omala Local Government Area of Kogi State.
The attackers were allegedly armed with sophisticated weapons and were said to have carried out the attacks from the bush where they hid.
According to PUNCH, the natives said the herdsmen allegedly slit victims’ throats and cut off their vital parts.
Also, the houses of former chairman, Adofu Stephen; and that of his parents were burnt.
Residents said soldiers who were drafted to curtail the herdsmen’s rampage allegedly refused to assist them to repel the suspected herdsmen.
“We were surprised when we approached the soldiers who were stationed at the Guest House at Abejukolo for assistance.
“They refused to act professionally, as they used their vehicle to block us from advancing to the troubled spot to help our people.
“They have razed down Ojuwo Ajomayeigbi, Iyade, Agbenema and Opada villages.
“We want the world to come to our assistance before they exterminate and inherit our land.”
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