Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Attack Benue Community, Chop Off Woman Hand

Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Attack Benue Community, Chop Off Woman Hand

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By Olushola Boaz

Hoodlums suspected to be Fulani herdsmen on Monday launched a fresh attack on Gboogyo village in the Guma Local Government Area of Benue State and cut off a woman’ s hand on her farm.

Mrs Grace Zeku , according to a resident of the village identified simply as Terlumun, was alone on her farm when she was attacked by the hoodlums .

He said , “ The woman said her attackers told her to place her hand on a log of wood before cutting it off . ”

Gboogyo village, according to Terlumun, is a border community between Benue State and Nasarawa State .

Terlumun added , “ The woman ran into the village crying and told us that the herdsmen took the hand and ran away . There are machete wounds one her head too . ”

It was learnt that the attack had caused apprehension in the village.
The victim, according to sources , is receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Centre in Makurdi.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Catherine Anene, said she was not aware of the attack .
The Commander of Operations Whirl Stroke , Maj Gen Adeyemi Yekini, also said he was not aware of the attack , but promised to reach out to the community for information.

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