Report said Victim was shot in the back while working on his farmland.
Suspected herdsmen killed a village head, Iyongovihi Ninge, during an attack on the Chembe settlement in Ukemberagya/Tswarev Ward of Gaambe-Tiev, in Logo local government area of Benue state on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.
According to a report by Channels Television, a member of the community, Joseph Anaway, said the victim was shot in the back while working on his farmland.
He said, “The attackers came with hordes of cattle, plundering yam seeds that have been planted, opening fire on Mister Ninge who was clearing his field in readiness for cultivation. The village head was shot in the back and he died on the spot.”
A statement by the Benue State Police Command remarked that the attackers are yet to be identified.
“The command had at about 1100hours of today, received report of a man later identified as a village head killed by yet to be identified bandits on his farm in Logo LGA,” the statement read.