Hardly does a day go by in Nigeria without the shedding of innocent blood by Fulani herdsmen.

Herdsmen attacks have sadly become the order of the day in most states and the government seems to be clueless on how to resolve it.

The latest attack was recorded in three communities in Kogi after attacks by suspected Fulani herdsmen left 25 people dead.

Oganienugwu and Ikende communities in Dekina Local Government Area were affected; as well as Abejukolo in Omala LGA, all in the Eastern Senatorial district of the state.

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Villagers were reportedly moving out of Obakume, Idirisu, and Oji Apata to escape possible attacks.

It was gathered that 25 people were killed in the sustained attack which started on Tuesday and continued till Thursday.

A detachment of police and soldiers have been drafted to quell the violence.

Eye witness account said that the mode of killing employed by the hoodlums was to slaughter the victims after tying them up; while those who attempted to escape alleged received machete cuts.

The Deputy Commissioner of Police in the state, Monday Bala, who confirmed the incident, said the command was yet to ascertain the actual casualty figure.


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