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Fulani Gunmen Attacked Benue State Governor’s Convoy, Gabriel Suswam Escapes Death

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Fulani Gunmen Attacked Benue State Governor’s Convoy, Gabriel Suswam Escapes Death

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March 11, 2014 – Fulani Gunmen Open Fire On Benue State Governor’s Convoy, Gabriel Suswam Escapes Death

Benue State Governor, Gabriel Suswam escaped death today when Fulani herdsmen opened fire on his convoy in North-Central Benue state in Nigeria.

Governor Suswam was in the area baring witness to recent raids by Fulani herdsmen.

At Ukpam, the military accompanying his convoy refused to go further but the Governor insisted they continue.

At Umenger herdsmen where seen grazing in resident’s farms, as well as burning houses. On sighting the Governor’s convoy, they opened fire, with the security responding.

The shoot out lasted for some minutes but police said when it was obvious the herdsmen had superior fire power, the Governor and his convoy left.

The Governor was traveling with the House of Assembly Speaker, Barr. Terhile Ayua, and the Commissioner of Police, Adams Audu visiting villages recently raided by the Fulani.

The Governor visited the Ukpam village of Mbabaai in Guma Local Government before the shoot out where there were reports of yet another attack on the residents.

28 people allegedly died from an early morning raid; the Governor was visibly upset on being shown four corpses.

A Ukpam resident, Iorhen Mbaiorga, said the women and children left the village before the raid, leaving just the men.

“We would have confronted them but we were empty handed, while the people have very sophisticated guns…”

He added sobbing, “We are being attacked, our foodstuffs including yam barn and farms burned and destroyed without anyone coming to our aide. Some of our people were killed and taken away while some captured and taken alive.”




  1. funmilayo K

    March 12, 2014 at 1:55 AM

    Good for him let him feel the pain of the masses

  2. kalid

    March 12, 2014 at 6:44 AM

    governor you have to re-enforce back to that place why running for those bastard ..

  3. james daniel

    March 12, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    Wen wil dis rubbish eva stop? God wil see us true

  4. red

    March 12, 2014 at 10:49 AM

    I wonder what will happen to the poor villagers and how helpless and afraid they will be if this stack illiterate Fulani herdsmen can over power the governor’s convoy and get them running away.I wonder how the children feel when is time to sleep and their parents who can’t protect them from this mentally deranged animals taking care of other animal.I pray for God’s intervention in Benue state and the protection of my friend’s family there.

  5. D Hunter

    March 13, 2014 at 5:32 AM

    D prblm wt us in B/S is dat, we r too receptive n accomodative. These vagabounds came all d way 4rm as far as Sokoto State in search of good pasture, getting 2 Benue State, they discovered how rich d State was in good pasture n soil, which is y we r d food basket of d Nation.
    They plead 2 settle down 4 a while just 2 keep dia starving flocks alive, n our generous Gov. granted dem asses.

    2day c wat they hv turn out 2 b. biting d very finger dat fed dem. it‘s so sad hw good cld b rewarded wt evil.
    Evry breathing soul in Naija knows dat Benue State is predominantly made up of d Tivs & d Idomas wt few oda tribes lk d Igede n d rest of dem bt definately NOT d Fulanis. So they remain mere strangers in our land till d end of tym wateva happen.

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