Another ethnic war seems to be brewing as scores of people have been reported killed and several houses razed after suspected Fulani herdsmen invaded Tombo in Buruku local government area of Benue State.
While speaking with Dailypost, Roseline, a Benue state based journalist who is also a native of Buruku, revealed that her family house was completely razed in the invasion.
Right now I am in Aliede but the attackers have set my family house in Tombo ablaze. In fact, we don’t know the whereabouts of some of our family members since yesterday afternoon.
While giving a detailed explanation n how the invasion started, Roseline said the herdsmen who were also heavily armed with guns and other dangerous objects, invaded the community during lunch time as most of the residents were having lunch when they launched the attack. She added that they began cutting and killing anyone on sight.
As we speak, my hometown, Tombo is a no-go-area. They came into our village on horses and were killing anybody on sight..
Assistant Superintendent, ASP, Moses Yamu, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, however,gave the figure of those killed during the invasion as 7, adding that the Commissioner of Police, Paul Yakadi had led a team to the area.