Hausa Goat Sellers Attacked Youths In Otukpo Town Benue, 10 Killed

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December 24, 2013 – Hausa Goat Sellers Attacked Youths In Otukpo Town Benue, 10 Killed

A mandatory curfew has been imposed on Otukpo town by Dr Innocent Onuh, the Area Chairman after a clash between Fulani goat sellers and area residents  in Guma and Otukpo led to the death of 10 people.

According to Vanguard, Otukpo council chairman was forced to impose the movement restrictions in the town following an escalation of the crisis that erupted when some Hausa goat sellers flouted the directive of the council to desist from trading at the town’s central mosque.

The source said: “Their arrest sparked angry reaction from Muslim youths in the area, who felt that their kins were being unduly harassed.

“They resorted to making bonfires directly on the highway, which led to heavy traffic jam on either side of the road that links the north and eastern part of the country.

“After failing to convince the youths to leave the road, Police resorted to shooting into the air to scare them away, which led to a stampede and the death of one Zakari and the injury of eight others.
“Despite spirited efforts to check the crisis, it continued into the night and early hours of Monday (yesterday) leaving four more persons dead and property destroyed.”

When contacted, Onuh confirmed the decision of the council to impose curfew on the ancient town, adding that “security personnel have moved in to restore peace in the affected areas.”
Meantime, at least 10 people may have been killed while many houses have also been burnt down by rampaging Fulani herdsmen at Nzorov and Gbajimba in Guma local government area of the state.

Sources in the communities disclosed that the strike on the communities was a reprisal attack by the herdsmen, who decided to avenge an earlier attack on them by yet to be identified youths of the area.

The source said: “As I speak with you, about 10 persons may have been killed by rampaging herdsmen who have also set several houses ablaze in the communities and are also heading towards the centre of the council headquarters.

“We learnt that the herdsmen vowed they would not allow us celebrate Christmas in our homes.”

[Reported by Peter Duru, Vanguard Metro]

7 thoughts on “Hausa Goat Sellers Attacked Youths In Otukpo Town Benue, 10 Killed

  1. I find it hard to believe that these stupid fulanis are Nigerians. they are in no way different from terrorists

  2. @ Namandu Bello, ar dey really Nigerians? Dey ar sudanese dt came into Nigeria constituting nuisance. hw can dey b fighting in benue dis ppl hav bin a heavy burden on ppl to bear haba!

  3. the fulanis should go back to their orginal home land b4 move to nigeria in 150 to 200 yrs ago, when they bring their own kind of islam to nigeria, they are wahala people everyday fulani kill and burn down house farm land,even harm robbers and rape is in thier hand now, they love animal than human being,what kind of people are this blood teasting people. you reason why people of middel belt can not join far north to become 1 country,they will kill all of them and take over their land,women e.t.c, they need to have their own seperate country or join the rest nigeria if naija beake up in 2015 by God grace,they are not hausa-fulani and not muslims so they need to have seperate country or join other parts of nigeria,particurlar s.west cos igala,idoma ,tapa and some few tribes in middel belt have something with yoruba they all break away from yoruba and form new tribes 500yrs ago in river niger read history so they can join back together to form 1 country if they didnt get their own seperate country after break away in 2015 ,but not with hausa fulani killer.

  4. Otukpo is my home and I which I could be at home for vengeance.fulani are terrorist..Am in Bennin Republic.Back home very soon.

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