Suspected Fulani herdsmen murder three people in Benue State
Three people were killed in Makurdi, the capital of Benue State, on the 16th of December. The three individuals included a well-known lawyer, his wife, and a local blind man. The victims were identified as Moses Udam, Mrs Nkechi Udam and Nyikyor Mazugu.
“The gunmen who spoke English and Fulani languages stormed the community between 11pm and midnight (…) The first place they visited was the thatched house of the old blind man where they killed the elderly man. It was his children who were able to escape that raised the alarm,” a local told The Punch.
Atee says that he only survived the attack by hiding in the roof of his home. When the militants came to his house, his children told the men that their father was away.