Report says gunmen killed at least 17 people in Zaki Biyam, Benue state.
The armed men on motorcycles carried out the attack on Monday, police spokesman Moses Yamu told AFP news agency on Tuesday.
Local media reported the death toll could be as high as 50.
Yamu said the attackers opened fire on the victims and set buildings on fire in the latest violence linked to disputes over animal grazing rights.
The assault comes barely a week after suspected Fulani herdsmen killed 10 people in the Buruku area of Benue state, which led Governor Samuel Ortom to order the herdsmen to leave the region within 72 hours.
Meanwhile, President Muhammad Buhari has condemned the “loss of lives” in a statement issued on Tuesday.
“The president condemns the wicked attack and directs security agencies to begin immediate investigation with a view to bringing the perpetrators of the dastardly act to book,” his office said.
An investigation is under way, police said.
“We have not made any arrests and we are yet to find out the motive for the attack. We have been given some names of people suspected of involvement in the attack and we are on their trail,” Yamu said.
Such fights over land between the mostly Muslim herdsmen and mostly Christian farmers are common in Nigeria.

The region has been wracked by a long-running conflict between nomadic Fulani herders and local farmers over grazing rights.

In July last year, state officials said scores of villagers were killed in Benue following weeks of clashes. Local television channels put the toll at 81.
In February 2016, hundreds of people were said to have been killed and about 1,000 homes destroyed in the Agatu area of the state in a wave of attacks blamed on the Fulani.
Buhari, a northern Muslim, has proposed the creation of grazing land to prevent further clashes in a country that is battling an eight-year Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast.
More than 300 people have been killed in clashes between Fulani herdsmen and Benue communities in the past two years.

For information on Press Releases, Photos, Promotional Events and Adverts, Please Call or Send a Text to 08092220500 or 07054546495 or send email to: aledehweb@gmail.com



READ ALSO  Dogs Foil Suicide Bomb Attack On Leprosy Home In Borno State

Follow us on twitter @AledehLive

(C)2017 ALEDEH.
We have granted you Permission to use materials or portions from this piece subject to due credit given to ALEDEH as the source.



    (Sat 10 Muharram 1439AH 30-9-2017AD - 9:30 am)

    Gerenic Zanaflex Online Canada Pharmacy Prednisone No Rx Needed buy cialis Where To Get Amoxil Online Without Rx Cytotec Prix Maroc Macrobid Best Website


    (Tue 13 Muharram 1439AH 3-10-2017AD - 8:58 pm)

    Digoxin On Line cost of levitra 20mg Generic Amoxicilina Real Buying Where To Buy Levitra Without Prescription


    (Fri 16 Muharram 1439AH 6-10-2017AD - 3:46 pm)

    Cephalexin And Laying In The Sun Acheter Kamagra Gel online pharmacy Side Effects Of Antibiotic Keflex


    (Sun 18 Muharram 1439AH 8-10-2017AD - 3:34 am)

    Super Avana viagra cialis Tab Elocon 0.1%


    (Mon 19 Muharram 1439AH 9-10-2017AD - 5:11 pm)

    Doxycycline Tab Internet Pharmacy vardenafil bestellen Amoxicillin Recommended Adult Doses Where To Purchase Tretinoin


    (Sat 24 Muharram 1439AH 14-10-2017AD - 7:48 pm)

    Cialis Tadalafil Wirkung Permiso De Propecia Unicure Remedies Pvt Ltd viagra vs cialis vs levitra reviews Como Cortar El Propecia Tadalis Sx Soft Ligne Avec Ordonnance Diflucan Without A Prescription


    (Sun 2 Safar 1439AH 22-10-2017AD - 9:39 pm)

    Amoxicilina Canada Free Shipping Pcm Pharmacy Utah Amoxicillin Anxious levitra canada Aurochem Viagra

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *