Fulani Herdsmen In Fresh Attack Kill 32 In Kogi, Burn Houses

On March 16, 2018 54 Comments

Blood flowed freely in the early hours of Wednesday when some suspected Fulani herdsmen invaded Oganeinugu community in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State and killed no fewer than 32 people.

Two people were also reported dead in the adjoining town of Iyale, where the people of Oganeinugu ran to take refuge. Similarly, it was gathered that another group of Fulani herdsmen simultaneously launched attacks on five other communities, Obakume, Idrisu, Ogo, Ayojeju and Ikboba, all in Omala Local Government Area, killing several people and setting their houses ablaze.

Earlier, Joshua Angulu was said to have been killed by some herdsmen while working on his farm at Abejukolo. According to reports, the man was hacked down for raising the alarm when the herders raided his farm.

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The killings in Oganeinugu were said to have taken place after the herdsmen stormed the community with guns and other weapons and slaughtered residents, mostly women and children.

According to a witness, the bandits killed four people in a particular house belonging to a serving policeman, wiping out the whole family.

As at the time of filing in this report, the killings were said to be ongoing as members of the community were still running helter-skelter, making the actual casualty figures uncertain.

Investigations showed that the killings by herdsmen in Kogi increased to a frightening dimension following the blanket invitation Governor Yahaya Bello gave to all Fulani herdsmen late last year.

The governor, who was the first to embrace the proposed establishment cattle colonies, even threatened to depose any traditional ruler who failed to cooperate with the herdsmen.

Many are reportedly missing after fleeing into bushes, which makes it difficult to have a clear figure of those dead or wounded.

Meanwhile, there are reports that a new set of Fulani herdsmen/terrorists has crossed into Omala Local Government Area across the River Benue from Nasarawa State. They are said to be camped in the Obakume forest, preparing for attacks on Abejukolo, the local government headquarters, and adjoining villages.

National president of the Ife (Omala) Development Association, Dr. James Odaudu, has appealed to both the federal and Kogi State governments to take urgent steps to forestall the planned attacks.

According to him, the people are yet to recover from last year’s attacks on Bagana and other villages in the local government, which led to a number of deaths. Odaudu also appealed to the people to refrain from actions capable of breaching the peace.

The acting Commissioner of Police in Kogi State, Kuryas Monday Bala, confirmed the attacks and said his men have been drafted to the areas to forestall further killings. He declined to give the casualty figures but promised to brief the press later.

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Wait a minute, is all this happening real?pls I don’t think is real,or have we started shooting home video with hausafulani?Nigerians I have never seen a country as stupid and hopeless as this.so people are killed and the government just pretend as is a normal thing ,and the people involved don’t see it as a big deal,it is wonderful.when are you people get to understand that this is a war?everyday you must hear about killing and the people in authority dosent give a fuck about you people, know arest have been made ,there family’s are all protected while the poor masses bear the pain and take the death .wise up my people, this know longer the issues of one Nigeria but defend your self and your family ,the government can not defend you is a plan thing by the government of Nigeria and the British government, think with your brain my people.I rest my case.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Hmmmmmm the way all our politicians the close mouth about this herdsmen matters the give this people free mine to enter any part of this country and do anyhow because it’s never get into their family members “” “”I see no reason government can’t pronounce this people as terrorist and band them from entering Nigerian territory i hate this government with my hole life I thank God that I don’t vote for any son of Adam and I will not in 2019 thinks happening in this country is getting out of hand ✋ and no reaction about it I pray that Nigerian youth should wake up and stop ✋ voting for any body in any Election

  4. Anonymous says:

    After Kogi governor Yahaya Bello give them free land for grazing? Forward this to Buhari media aids, he should help deliver this to him (Buhari), before he will say that he wasn’t aware. #AFAU

  5. Anonymous says:

    Nigerians and mumulity won’t stop, people will just cry and the matter is closed as if your hands were tied down. Let me tell you irrespective of whether the president is their brother or not, retaliation is the best solution, it is best served hot

  6. Anonymous says:

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    Who would have believe that this kind of thing will be happening if Buhari did not win election.

    Man is not God and can never be.

    Vanity upon vanity are all vanity.

    I believe GEJ is more fulfilled now than ever. Nothing is more valuable than peace

  7. Anonymous says:

    They don’t have enough time to finish what buhari send them so they are rushing it bomba to bombs they know that their Oga buhari is going no where in 2019 so they want to finish what they started

  8. Anonymous says:

    Very good, more of that stuff, may Nigeria n all her miserable people never know peace for the senseless killings of innocent and armless BIAFRANS death’s to all the nations and families of those who in one way or another contributed in d senseless killings of innocent and armless BIAFRANS death’s to one miserable nigeria.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Buhari has not told Nigerians and the world who ordered the withdrawal of soldiers from Dapchi school before boko haram kidnapped the school girls and he’s now moving to negotiate with boko haram.. Buhari is now doing business with terrorist.
    Have you seen the video of a jet fighter of the Nigerian Air Force giving aerial bombardment support to the Islamic Fulani Herdsmen Terrorists attacking a village in Adamawa State, just few days ago? …more than 30 villagers were burnt to death.
    Do you know that the Nigerian Army raided a shrine in Benue State and arrested a Chief Priest for administering invincibility charms on vigilante youths to protect the community against the Islamic Fulani Herdsmen Terrorists?
    Keep speaking grammar on political correctness.
    You watch # BBNaija and CNN, you start forming liberalism and call truth “bigotry”
    If the Army can gather intelligence to stop a planned attack by Benue youths, what stopped the Army from stopping the Islamic Fulani Herdsmen terrorists attacks that lasted several hours and was recurrent within days intervals?
    Nigeria is in Africa, our practical reality is different from that of UK and USA.
    General Buhari, an ex military dictator and a coupist is the President of Nigeria.
    General Buhari is a Fulani, and own cattle in their hundreds
    General Buhari is a reserved Islamists, and has spoken in defense of Sharia in the past.
    General Buhari has personally defended the Fulani herdsmen in the recent past.
    Please, take Emmanuel Macron, Xi Jiping, Angela Merkel, Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau …show me the remotest similarities to General Buhari.
    You’re talking about Physicists, Scientists and Harvard graduate, then , after you watch Hollywood movies you’re applying their psyche in Nigeria under General Buhari.
    Do you even know that in November last year, the Islamic Fulani herdsmen terrorist shot at a NAF jet fighter in Numan communities of Adamawa State, but the fighter jet could not return fire because General Buhari gave instructions to them, not to use force on Fulani?
    …this was after more than 100 persons were slaughtered by the Islamic Fulani Herdsmen Terrorists in Demsa and Numan communities of Adamawa.
    It’s even funnier that DSS and NIA has come to say that they are rather Islamic State of West Africa (a branch of ISIS) not the Islamic Fulani Herdsmen Terrorists
    Now, ask your skull… Why is Army arresting Nigerian youths in Benue State for trying to defend themselves against foreign Islamic terrorists, but is yet to arrest these Islamists?. .President Buhari has legalised and institutionalised bloodshed in Nigeria. he has licensed his Co Fulani animals to terrorise and kill anyone who oppose their satanic cattle colony . a fool that creates no jobs and provides no infrastructure but goes about sharing hunger and death to the people he is supposed to be leading. an animal whose govt is built on lies, blackmail and intimidation .

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