Six communities in the local government areas of Kwande, Agatu, Gwer-West, Guma, Makurdi, and Logo have reportedly been attacked by alleged herders in the state, according to Mike Uba, chairman of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria in Benue State.
In a press conference with media in Makurdi, Uba stated that the attacks took place concurrently over the course of the previous two weeks and that they began soon after the presidential and National Assembly elections.
He observed that some towns had been abandoned and were now inhabited by herdsmen.
He declared, “Six local governments are being attacked at the same time for the first time in the state’s history of herder assaults and terrorist strikes.
They include Guma, Makurdi, Gwer-West, Kwande, Agatu, and a few ventures into the Logo. Attacks in the past would be divided into two or three groups: Guma, Gwer-West, and Agatu.
“The additional dimension says a lot about command room strategy and coordination. This is a calculated effort intended to coincide with election season.
Uba, who serves as the head of the Guma Local Government Area, pleaded with President Major-General Muhammad Buhari (ret.) to safeguard the safety of people and property in the state.