No fewer than four persons were killed in fresh attack by suspected armed herdsmen in Logo and Guma Local Government Areas on Wednesday in Benue State. The State Governor, Samuel Ortom revealed this at the Benue Peoples House Makurdi when he received a former military administrator of the State, retired Brigadier-General Dominic Oneya who led a delegation of his Foundation on a condolence visit to the Governor. Ortom said, “Two women had been reportedly killed in Guma and two persons in Logo.” The Governor stressed that pockets of killings were still going on and reiterated his call on security agents to arrest the leadership of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore whom he said were still issuing threats of resisting implementation of the Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law in the state.
He, however, expressed appreciation to General Oneya for identifying with people of the State in their trying moment, stressing that it was a demonstration of a true friend. Earlier, retired Brigadier-General Oneya said his mission was to commiserate with the Governor and the people of Benue over the gruesome murder of 73 persons by herdsmen. The general prayed God to grant the souls of the victim’s eternal rest and the bereaved the fortitude to bear the loss. “The last military administrator of the state who handed over to former Governor George Akume, he considers the state as his home and would always identify with it in good and difficult times,” Oneya said.