Five Herdsmen Arrested for Bearing Arms, Killing and Rape-Benue

Five Herdsmen Arrested for Bearing Arms, Killing and
Benue State vigilante vehicles donated by Gov. Samuel Ortom/ Photo credit:

Five herdsmen have been arrested in Logo and Guma, Benue State for consciously violating the grazing prohibition law, bearing arm and killing one of their rape victims husband who struggled to stop them from raping his wife.

The state’s Governor, Samuel Ortom said he will ensure that the arrested herdsmen will be made to face the law. He also condemned the unlawful killing of some farmers by Fulani herdsmen in Guma and Logo Local Government Areas.

The Governor noted that this is not the first time herdsmen men are brutalizing local farmers, raping women both young and old. Samuel Ortom said this while presenting the 18 operational vehicles and 100 motorcycles to the Benue State vigilant groups in Makurdi, the state capital.  

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Benue State police command through the Public Relation Officer, Moses Yamu, confirmed the arrest of the five herdsmen and promised to make sure the arrested suspects face the full wrath of the law.

The five arrested herdsmen were allegedly caught with arms and ammunitions in Logo and Guma, LGA. The also reportedly killed a member of the community who tried stopping them from raping his wife.

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Benue state vigilant group had received 18 patrol vehicle and 100 motorcycles to facilitate their operation in the state. The group all gathered at Makurdi, the state capital for the handover of the working machines.

Benue State Vigilante group commander, Mr George Mbessey in reaction to the Governor’s support pledged to abide by the rules and regulation guiding his engagement in other to help the security agencies in the state track violators.


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