NSCDC Officer Attacked By Fulani Herdsmen At Bukuru, Benue State

As shared by Charles …


Despite thousands of peace meetings between government, herdsmen and farmers,With government re_assuring people to return to their various homes for farming and businesses, insecurity has continued to grow from worst to terrible on daily basis especially to farmers, whom are only left to survive by God’s grace. Even security personnel has not been left out as herdsmen attack them for trying to bring peace.

Yesterday fulani herdsmen in Buruku attacked a NSCDC officer , Inspector Amos Zaatyough attached to special Arm squad who is presenting with Buruku unit of the NSCDC to restore peace in the trouble area was yesterday Tuesday 25/4/17 around 5pm attack by the herdsmen. Insp. Amos H Z. Was on his way back from duty when he saw some herdsmen with guns and knives chasing two boys from along a Bush path, Inquisitively he ask what was the problem when the boys run to him when they saw him with NSCDC uniform and was told that the herdsmen were chasing them because they chased the cows out of their groundnut farm.

Insp Amos who intended to seek for peace on the matter was attack by the herdsmen when the asked him if he was Hausa /Fulani or Tiv and left him in his pool of blood. It was the boys that were initially chased that ran to alert NSCDC officers in their station, that rushed to the scene and later took him to the Hospital in makurdi where the Inspector is receiving treatment.

This is the situation our peace loving society is now faced with as a result of dysfunctional leadership and state of emergency by herdsman on innocent people.