UPDATED: Violence in Benue as youth protest alleged killing by herdsmen


The police on Thursday said a reprisal attack by suspected herdsmen on Tse Igba Uke and Aliade villages in Gwer Local Government Area of Benue has left one person dead and many others injured.

Moses Yamu, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Makurdi.

He said the suspected herdsmen carried out the attack on Wednesday night, following an attack on their cattle by some people from the village.

He also said the corpse of the villager killed during the incident had been deposited at the Aliade General Hospital and the injured receiving treatment in the same hospital.

Mr. Yamu also told NAN that angry youths took to the street on Thursday, following the reprisal attack on the village and barricaded Aliade Federal highway to protest the killing of one of their own.

Aliade federal highway is a major exit route to the southern part of the country.

He, however, assured that the police personnel had been drafted to the place to quell the protest and restore normalcy.

The police spokesman, however, warned against jungle justice.

Earlier, a resident of the area told PREMIUM TIMES that two people were killed by the herdsmen, before a retaliatory attack by the youth.

“Fulani herdsmen killed two young men and in retaliation, the young men from the village organised themselves and attacked a Fulani settlement and killed one Fulani man,” a source in the area told PREMIUM TIMES.

“However, the intervention of an Air Force unit in the area that tried to stop the violence led to the death of many more villagers.”

The villagers subsequently blocked the highway on Thursday and demanded to be addressed by a federal lawmaker from the area, Mark Gbillah, who was in the area to prepare for the All Progressives Congress local government primary election.


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  • Lina

    If describing the brutal killings by Fulani herdsmen as ‘reprisal’ attacks is meant to desensitise people to the travesty of thier actions, Premiun Times is doing its best to ensure this. Fulani atrocities are now always described as ‘reprisal’ thereby legitimising the killings.
    What about the usual platitudes by the law enforcement agencies to aggrieved victims not to take the law into their hands and retaliate, yet Fulani herdsmen are allowed to kill and not arrested because it is seen as reprisal.
    Premium Times should not just repeat what the spokesman says without presenting the other side of the story, what did the youths say. Most of these spokes people are already compromised anyway and credible journalism should seek to hear from the victims as well.
    It is one thing to loose a lived one to these barbarians, it quite another to have it justified on the grounds of reprisal attack and have nothing done to arrest the attacker.

    • Ali Mubi

      It is election time and suddenly violence is being given a cover of herdsmen versus locals.It is high time we tell ourselves the truth before we all get destroyed by selfish politicians using all sorts of pretext to divide us.Hear this”..The villagers blocked the road demanding to be addressed by the Federal lawmaker…”Politics or not?Why not ask the law enforcement to address them.

  • kenmege

    this is totally crazy!
    killer herdsmen attack,then the villagers are slaughtered when they try to fight back? i really wonder whether we have a government sometimes.

  • International games

    “Settlement”? Who gave them the land to “Settle”? Military should not make themselves unwilling accomplices to murder.

  • amazing2012

    The Christians youths were doing what they were told to do by apostle Suleman and pastor Adeboye. These two SATANS come out and instruct their members to KILL any Fulani they see at any place. The religion of fools and daft, believed this message is from God but actually is from their head Satan !

    • Buhari d scarecrow.

      U are full of shit just like ur gay prophet mohammed who is in hell.

      • amazing2012

        Satan ANTICHRIST, Prove me wrong!

        • Brotherly

          Look…the bible and indeed all religious books includes accounts and inspired words from God, Peoples actions as well as Gods messages and actions to man, what you are clearing doing is cherry picking…and doing it very wrongly, just picking parts of verses and taking it out of context…I don’t know what you mean by prove me wrong, go an read the bible and understand and stop doing a google search of the bible using hate,kill,punish etc…no religion smiles at wrong doing!!! Jesus Christ died for Sinners and offers salvation to all even the worst of persons through His Blood…

          • amazing2012

            Yo that understand the bible, please prove me wrong. Or do you say all i quote are not from the bible? Two known satans, Apostate Suleman and Adeboye have called on christians to kill Fulanis and exactly they mumus (Christians) are doing that. Do you also mean these two satans dont know the bible ? Hypocrites ! You kill and destroy and deceive yourself that you are for love.

      • amazing2012

        Like the Anglican priests who fucked buttock, blessed gay marriages in the church and ordained gay pastors ?
        Like the catholic priests who fucked under aged ?
        Prove me wrong, ignorant !

      • amazing2012

        Porve me wrong or continue to confirmed ignornace. READ PLEASE, ILLITERATE !

        • Buhari d scarecrow.

          Mr plonker I don’t need 2 reply because u are a dumb ass just like ur gay & paedophile prophet wanker.

          • amazing2012

            Empty brain ! Prove me wrong quote something.

    • Maria

      Hahahahahahahahahahaha! I guess you mean Mohammed is a devil.. a pedo and a terrorist. Islam is a religion of shit…anyone following it is a dirty pig.

      • amazing2012

        You are a true christian, you have no point but mocking others the same way your ancestors mocked Jesus and called him all sort of names. It is not suprise when you mock because even Jesus is mocked everyday at comedy and night clubs by Christians.
        However let me prove to you that peodophilism is actually in Christianity not in any other religion:
        Mary mother of your God was married to Joseph Capenter when she was 12 and he was 99 years, the difference of 87 years?. And give birth to your God at the age of 14 (according to catholic encyclopedia). Therefore, your God is a Product of paedophilism! Also read please:
        1. Judges 21:12″And they found among the inhabitants of Jabesh-FOUR HUNDRED VIRGINS(400), that had known no man by lying with any male: and they brought them unto the camp to Shiloh, which is in the land of Canaan ”
        2. Wherefore his servants said unto him, Let there be sought for my lord the king a YOUNG VIRGIN: and let her stand before the king, and let her cherish him, and let her lie in thy bosom, that my lord the king may get heat. -1 Kings 1:2
        3. Matthew 19: 29 And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.
        100 houses,brothers,fathers, mothers, WIVES(100 Virgins) , children, lands ?
        4. . Number 31:17 Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him. 18 But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.
        5. Numbers 31: 35 And thirty and two thousand persons in all, of women that had not known man by lying with him.
        6. Deutronomy 22: 27 For he found her in the field, and the betrothed damsel cried, and there was none to save her. 28 If a man find a damsel that is a virgin, which is not betrothed, and lay hold on her, and lie with her, and they be found; 29 Then the man that lay with her shall give unto the damsel’s father fifty shekelsof silver, and she shall be his wife; because he hath humbled her, he may not put her away all his days. (MARRYING WHO RAPE YOU ?!?!?).
        IThe bible on love of breast:
        1. “As a loving hind and a graceful doe, Let her breasts satisfy you at all times; Be exhilarated always with her love.” Proverbs 5:19
        2. “I was a wall, and my breasts were like towers; Then I became in his eyes as one who finds peace.”Song of Solomon 8:10
        3. “Your two breasts are like two fawns, Twins of a gazelle Which feed among the lilies.” Song of Solomon 4:5
        4. “Your stature is like a palm tree, And your breasts are like its clusters. “I said, ‘I will climb the palm tree, I will take hold of its fruit stalks.’ Oh, may your breasts be like clusters of the vine, And the fragrance of your breath like apples.” Song of Solomon 7:7-8
        5. A bundle of myrrh is my wellbeloved unto me; he shall lie all night betwixt my breasts. -Song of Solomon 1:13
        From fucking children by catholic priest to fucking buttocks by Anglican and finally ordaining of gay priests and authorising same sex marriage!
        To continue !

        • amazing2012

          Bible teaching wickedness, killing and Terrorism.
          1. Deuteronomy 13:7-12 “….kill any friend or member of family that convert to another religion.
          2. Luke 19:27 ” ……bring and kill the enemies of mine in my presence” Jesus Christ.
          3. Luke 22:36 “…….sell his cloth and buy one (sword)”
          4. Matthew 10:34 ” ……. I did not come to bring peace to the world but a sword”
          5. Judges 21:10-12 ” …..to kill and bring virgins”
          6. Deuteronomy 13:15 ” …,..kill including cows”
          7. Exodus 22: 20 He that sacrifice unto any god, save unto the LORD only, he shall be utterly destroyed.
          9. Exodus 32:27-29 Then he said to them, “This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: ‘Each man strap a sword to his side. Go back and forth through the camp from one end to the other, each killing his brother and friend and neighbor.
          10. “The Levites did as Moses commanded 2, and that day about three thousand of the people died. Then Moses said, “You have been set apart to the LORD today, for you were against your own sons and brothers, and he has blessed you this day.”(NIV) Chronicles 25:12
          11. The sons of Judah also captured 10,000 alive and brought them to the top of the cliff and threw them down from the top of the cliff, so that they were all dashed to pieces.(NASB) Judges 12:5-6
          12. Then the Gileadites took the fords of the Jordan against the Ephraimites. Whenever one of the fugitives of Ephraim said, “Let me go over,” the men of Gilead would say to him, “Are you an Ephraimite?” When he said, “No” they said to him, “Then say Shibboleth” and he said, “Sibboleth,” for he could not pronounce it right. Then they seized him and killed him at the fords of the Jordan. Forty-two thousand of the Ephraimites fell at that time. (NRSV) Kings 20:28-30
          13. Then a man of God came and spoke to the king of Israel, and said, “Thus says the LORD: ‘Because the Syrians have said, “The LORD is God of the hills, but He is not God of the valleys,” therefore I will deliver all this great multitude into your hand, and you shall know that I am the LORD.’” And they encamped opposite each other for seven days. So it was that on the seventh day the battle was joined; and the children of Israel killed one hundred thousand foot soldiers of the Syrians in one day. But the rest fled to Aphek, into the city; then a wall fell on twenty-seven thousand of the men who were left. (NKJV) Joshua 8:24-26
          14. When the Israelite army finished chasing and killing all the men of Ai in the open fields, they went back and finished off everyone inside. So the entire population of Ai, including men and women, was wiped out that day—12,000 in all. For Joshua kept holding out his spear until everyone who had lived in Ai was completely destroyed. (NLT) Deuteronomy 2:32-34
          15. Then Sihon came out against us, he and all his people, unto battle at Jahaz. And Jehovah our God delivered him up before us; and we smote him, and his sons, and all his people. And we took all his cities at that time, and utterly destroyed every inhabited city, with the women and the little ones; we left none remaining. (ASV) Deuteronomy 3:3-6
          16.They shall die of grievous deaths; they shall not be lamented; neither shall they be buried; but they shall be as dung upon the face of the earth: and they shall be consumed by the sword, and by famine; and their carcases shall be meat for the fowls of heaven, and for the beasts of the earth. -Jeremiah 16:4
          17. I put to death men and women, children and infants, cattle and sheep, camels and donkeys.’ ” … He took Agag king of the Amalekites alive, and all his people he totally destroyed with the sword.(NIV) Hosea 13:16
          18. Samaria shall bear her guilt, because she has rebelled against her God; they shall fall by the sword, their little ones shall be dashed in pieces, and their pregnant women ripped open. (NRSV)
          Hosea 23:16
          19. Then Simon Peter having a sword drew it, and smote the high priest’s servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant’s name was Malchus.
          Then said Jesus unto Peter, PUT UP THY SWORD BACK TO ITS SHEATH:( NOT TO THROUGH IT AWAY ?!): the cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it? John 18:10-11
          20. Slay the unbelievers wherever you find them (Numbers 25:1-9 NLT)
          21. Make war on the unbelievers living in your neighbourhood (Exodus 32:26-29 NLT)
          22. When opportunity arises, kill the unbelievers wherever you catch them (Deuteronomy 13:7-12 NAB – Deuteronomy 17:2-5 NLT)
          23. You Have to Kill If you don’t kill you are Cursed (Jeremiah 48:10 NAB)
          24. Any other Worship than to God of Israel is not acceptable (Exodus 22:19 NAB)
          25. Non Believers was to be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman. (2 Chronicles 15:12-13 NAB)
          26. Maim and crucify Unbelievers if they criticize God of Israel. (Leviticus 24:10-16 NLT).
          27. Kill People Who Don’t Listen to Priests (Deuteronomy 17:12 NLT)
          28. Punish the unbelievers with garments of fire, hooked iron rods, boiling water; melt their skin and bellies (Deuteronomy 13:13-19 NLT)
          29. Do not hanker for peace with the Unbelievers; Their heart has been harded kill them (Joshua 11:16-20 NLT – Deuteronomy 23:7 NAB)
          30. Sabbath Breakers Will Burn and no one will be able to put out the roaring flames. (Jeremiah 17:27NLT).
          To cont:

          • amazing2012

            31. Hate Others Do not be friends with them and Do not let your children stay together (Ezra 9:10-12NAS)
            32. Rods are prepared for the arrogant, and blows for the backs of fools. (Proverbs 19:29 NAB)
            33. You must Teach Boys to Murder (Judges 8:19-21NLT)
            34. 12:49 Jesus Said: “I have come to set fire to the earth, and I only wish it were already burning.
            35. Luke 12:47 Jesus Said: New American Standard Bible
            “And that slave who knew his master’s will and did not get ready or act in accord with his will, will receive many lashes,
            36. Luke 14:26 Jesus Said: If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
            37. Matthew 15:4 Jesus Said, ‘Honor your father and mother’ and ‘Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death.
            ’38. Luke 19:27 Jesus Said: “However, those my enemies, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them and kill them
            39. Luke 12:51 Jesus Said: Do you think I came to bring peace No! I can guarantee that I came to bring nothing but division.
            40. Matthew 10:34-35 “Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. “For I came to SET A MAN AGAINST HIS FATHER, AND A DAUGHTER AGAINST HER MOTHER, AND A DAUGHTER-IN-LAW AGAINST HER MOTHER-IN-LAW
            41. The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. -Luke 12:53
            name. -Exodus 15:3
            42. For he said, Because the LORD hath sworn that the LORD will have war with Amalek from generation to generation. -Exodus 17:16
            43. Wherefore it is said in the book of the wars of the LORD, What he did in the Red sea, and in the brooks of Arnon, -Numbers 21:14
            44. So there were delivered out of the thousands of Israel, a thousand of every tribe, twelve thousand armed for war. -Numbers 31:5
            45. But thy servants will pass over, every man armed for war, before the LORD to battle, as my lord saith. -Numbers 32:27
            46. That whosoever would not seek on the LORD God of Israel should be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman. -2 Chronicles 15:13
            47. And he that blasphemeth the name of the LORD, he shall surely be put to death, and all the congregation shall certainly stone him: as well the stranger, as he that is born in the land, when he blasphemeth the name of the LORD, shall be put to death. -Leviticus 24:16
            48. They shall bring thee down to the pit, and thou shalt die the deaths of them that are slain in the midst of the seas. -Ezekiel 28:8
            49. Thou shalt die the deaths of the uncircumcised by the hand of strangers: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD. -Ezekiel 28:10
            List of countries the Christian USA has bombed since the end of World War II China 1945-46
            Korea 1950-53
            China 1950-53
            Guatemala 1954
            Indonesia 1958
            Cuba 1959-60
            Guatemala 1960
            Belgian Congo 1964
            Guatemala 1964
            Dominican Republic 1965-66
            Peru 1965
            Laos 1964-73
            Vietnam 1961-73
            Cambodia 1969-70
            Guatemala 1967-69
            Lebanon 1982-84
            Grenada 1983-84
            Libya 1986
            El Salvador 1981-92
            Nicaragua 1981-90
            Iran 1987-88
            Libya 1989
            Panama 1989-90
            Iraq 1991
            Kuwait 1991
            Somalia 1992-94
            Bosnia 1995
            Iran 1998
            Sudan 1998
            Afghanistan 1998
            Yugoslavia – Serbia 1999
            Afghanistan 2001
            Libya 2011
            Syria 2014
            Yemen 2015
            To continue

          • Buhari d scarecrow.

            Prophet fucking Mohammad have messed up ur shit brain.

          • Teflonjones

            Islam is a religion of violent pigs. Multiple spits on pedophile Mohammed’s corpse.

          • amazing2012

            Prove me wrong or keep confirming empty brain!

          • Buhari d scarecrow.

            Pls just shut up & go and play with ur toys,u little piece of shit.