Police narrates how 25 persons were murdered in fresh Benue killings


The Police in Benue State have confirmed 25 people killed in the aftermath of attack on Omusu village in Edumoga community of Okpokpwu Local Government Area of the state.

State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, spoke to newsmen on Wednesday in Makurdi.

Owoseni explained that aside from the 24 people killed in the Idoma speaking Omusu village, a herder was also killed while another was missing.

He said four persons were under interrogation in connection with the killings.

Narrating the incident, he said some youths in Okpokwu had engaged some herdsmen in a fight.

Owosen explained that the fracas led to killing of some cows while two herdsmen were found missing.

According to him, a peace meeting was immediately initiated with the Chairman of Okpopkwu LGA, leaders of the Fulani community in the area, father of the two missing herders as well as the police.

The police commissioner revealed that while to their kinsmen which led to the attack on the rural Omusu village.

Owoseni who said four houses were burnt during the attack.

“The command would fish out the perpetrators by bringing them to justice and ensuring that they face the wrath of the law”, he vowed.


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