The village of Benue State Governor, Gabriel Suswam has been attacked by suspected Fulani herdsmen at Anyii in Logo local government area of the state, slaughtering about 22 persons.
This came just days after Governor Suswam escaped death when his convoy ran into an ambush by suspected Fulani mercenaries at Tse-Akanyi in Guma local government area.
Suswam who, yesterday led Journalists, the Benue State Police Commissioner, Mr. Adams Audu and a team of Police officers and men on an assessment tour of his village and neigbouring communities was physically expressed dismay at the destruction caused by the mercenaries.
It was also discovered that all of the governor’s kinsmen, extended family members, elders, women and children have been sacked from their ancestral homes by the marauders, leaving the entire village deserted.
While addressing the displaced persons who came out of their hiding at Ayilamo, Governor Gabriel Suswam urged them to be security conscious, and assured them that the state government was partnering the federal government to ensure that the crisis was brought to an end.
The governor also promised to establish displaced persons camps in parts of the state to cater for the Internally Displaced Person, IDPs, in areas affected by the crisis.