10 arrested over farmers, herdsmen clash in Benue

10 arrested over farmers, herdsmen clash in Benue

No fewer than 10 people were arrested by police in Benue state in connection with a fresh clash between farmers and herdsmen in Gwer Local Government Area of the state.

The Commissioner of Police, Bashir Makama, said those arrested included the suspected leader of the unrest which caused the death of one Sunday Kachuwa in the hands of suspected herdsmen who attacked Tse-Igba Uke village earlier this week.

Makama said the violent protest Thursday at Ikpayongo village along the Makurdi – Otukpo highway led to the death of five other people, bringing the casualty figure to six.

He appealed to members of the public to desist from taking laws into their hands, warning that the command would not tolerate jungle justice. The police commissioner said normalcy had been restored, and urged residents and motorists plying the route to go about their normal businesses without fear.

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