Herdsmen Killed 18, Poisoned Water Sources, Benue Residents Claim

Channels Television  
Updated April 17, 2016

Herdsmen-BenueVictims of herdsmen attacks in Benue State have cried out against the killing of 18 persons and the poisoning of their community water sources.

The residents of Buruku, Logo and Kwande Logo Local Government Areas, who are mostly aged women and nursing mothers at the IDPs’ camps in Anyiin and Moon communities, made the claim when the Senator representing the area, Barnabas Gemade, donated relief materials to the camps.

Reacting to the killing and poisoning of water sources, Senator Gemade said that Benue lawmakers at the National Assembly had made certain demands from the Federal Government.

Buruku Community Leader, Mr Adzor Chamegh, told Channels Television that the communities had been deserted and abandoned by the residents for fear of herdsmen attacks.

He added that many of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) homes have been invaded and their kits and keen killed by armed herdsmen, which led to the establishment of the camps.

Kwande Community Leader, Helen Ikpambeseh, also asked the Federal Government to help rebuild their communities.

She lamented that while many of the nursing mothers grapple with difficult times to care for their little children, the aged IDPs suffer more from anxiety and health related crisis.