Fulani herdsmen invade Kogi communities, kill 25

Blood reportedly 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 massacre no few than 20 people.
Also, about two people were said to be killed in an 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, namely Obakume, Idrisu, Ogo, Ayojeju-Ikboba all in Omala Local Government Area of the state killing several people and setting their houses ablaze.
According to an eyewitness account, the bandits were said to have killed four people in one house belonging to a serving policeman, wiping 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 said to be running helter-skelter while  the actual casualty figures was still unknown.
Investigations revealed that the killings by herdsmen in Kogi State has 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 establishment of the then proposed cattle colonies, even threatened to depose any traditional ruler who failed to cooperate with the Fulani herdsmen.
Many were reportedly missing after fleeing into bushes, which made it difficult to have a clear figure of the dead or wounded.
Meanwhile, there were reports that a new set of Fulani herdsmen/ terrorists have crossed into Omala Local Government Area of the state through the River Benue from Nasarawa State.


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