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Suspected Herdsmen Slaughter Lawyer, Pregnant Wife In Benue

Some suspected Fulani herdsmen have reportedly slaughtered a popular lawyer, Barrister Moses Udam and his pregnant wife, Nkechi at Agboughul area of Makurdi, Benue State.

The suspected killers reportedly stormed their residence in the middle of the night on Tuesday while they were asleep and slaughtered them, while another person identified as elder Nyikyor Mazugu was also murdered.

Meanwhile, three people are being treated for severe injuries sustained during the attack.

Herdsmen Slaughter Lawyer

Udam, who had in 2015 contested for Makurdi Local Government Chairmanship seat on the platform of the All Progressives Congress was a Managing Partner at Orkar, Udam and Associates.

Suspected Herdsmen Slaughters Lawyer, Pregnant Wife In Benue
Suspected Herdsmen slaughter lawyer, Barrister Moses Udam and his pregnant wife, Nkechi.

Reacting, the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom said his administration will not succumb to attacks by terrorists whether they are jihadists or militia herders.

Ortom, who confirmed the sad incident while addressing journalists when he visited the scene of the attack described it as unfortunate.

According to him, the series of attacks was a grand plan to discourage operations of Livestock Guards and Agro Rangers in the State.

He, however, lamented that developed climes globally with a higher number of cattle compared to Nigeria have no cases of conflicts between herders and farmers.

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