Survivors and victims of herdsmen attacks in Logo and Ukum councilÂ areas in Benue State have been recounting how 81 persons were killedÂ in the last two weeks.The traditional ruler of Logo, Chief Jimmy Meeme, who spoke toÂ Channels Television on the invasion of rural communities said 70Â persons were killed in six out of the 10 council wards in his domain.
He blamed the sustained attacks on his people by the herdsmen onÂ territorial occupation campaign.
Eyewitnesses also claim that Turan, Mbagber, Yonov and TomboÂ communities in Logo were attacked on the same day while Varser in UkumÂ Local Government came under siege, leaving 53 persons dead.
A community leader, Terkura Suswam, also made a case for theÂ Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
In Anyiin community, the matron at a local clinic, Kpadoo Asema, andÂ the IDPs camp manager, John Imenger, spoke on the treatment and howÂ the displaced persons were fairing in the face of lack and despair.
One of the IDPs in Anyiin camp, Aseer Yuam, grieved over the gruesomeÂ murder of her son by herdsmen in Tombo council ward while attemptingÂ to fetch food for his family from the farm.
The State Coordinator of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, Garus Gololo, promised to track down those responsible forÂ the attacks in Logo and Ukum.
The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, lamented the inability of theÂ security agencies to arrest the perpetrators of the coordinatedÂ attacks.
In his reaction, the spokesman of the Benue State Police Command, ASPÂ Moses Yamu, dismissed allegations of neglect of duty by securityÂ personnel.
He insisted that only 22 deaths were recorded in Logo and Ukum localÂ government areas.
Credit CHANNELS TELEVISION