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Fulani Herdsmen, Azonto militia launch coordinated attacks on Benue communities

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Report has it that several communities are currenty under attack, in Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State. It is said that the attackers are Fulani Herdsmen and members of the Azonto militia.

Acording to Alfred Atere, the Chairman of Katsina-Alo Local Government, the combined forces of the herdsmen and Azonto militia has ovetwhelmed the Nigerian military.

The crisis which reportedly began on Friday, continued allthrough Monday. It is reported that the clashes may have claimed over 100 lives.

It's been gathered that the coordinated attacks had consumed about four council wards of the LGA.

Recall that, Governor Samuel Ortom recently charged the people to defend themselves. The state has been at the center of farmer/herder crisis, a menace bedeviling the middle belt region, destroying lives and properties. The problem may have far reaching effects on food security.

Source; Independent Newspaper.

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