Insecurity: Suspected Herdsmen kill Pastor in Benue

Insecurity: Suspected Herdsmen kill Pastor in Benue

A pastor of the Deeper Life Bible Church and, three other people have been, killed by suspected herdsmen in separate attacks on some; Communities in the Guma Local Government Area of, Benue State.


According to reports, the three people, a male, and two females were, shot dead by; Suspected herders at their farm on, Monday.


Meanwhile, the Pastor, identified as John Ajav, was, said to have been killed on Tuesday morning by suspected herders on his way to the Local Government headquarters at Gbamjinba to; Attend a religious function.


This was, made known, via a post on the verified Facebook account of Dr. Tivlumn Nyitse, the Chief of Staff to the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom.

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The CoS wrote: “A very sad day for me and, the entire Ikyen Gbuusu Family. We lost Pastor John Torbee Ajav this morning to some Fulani marauders, who; Shot him on his way to Gbamjinba to attend; A religious function.


“The late, John was a pastor with the Deeper Life Church, Umenger. May the good Lord receive his soul with mercy.”


The incident was, also confirmed by the Chairman of Guma Local Government, Caleb Aba.

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He said there were, separate attacks where four people were, killed between, Monday and Tuesday.


“On Monday three people; two females and a man, went to fetch locus beans on their farm at Nyivir, and they were; Shot and killed.


“Also this morning (Tuesday) a pastor who was going to Gbamjinba (headquarters of Guma) was killed around Waku village,” Aba said.


Fulani herdsmen have been attacking some Benue communities.


Governor Samuel Ortom has complained of the killing of his people by the herdsmen.


However, the Federal Government is yet to react to these attacks.




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