There was a fresh attack by suspected fulani herdsmen on Tse-Jor community in Gwer West Local Government Area of Benue State,where eight mourners have been brutally murdered.

The victims were shot dead on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, shortly after burying victims of similar attack on the community.

A source said the mourners were about dispersing when the armed herders stormed the community and opened fire on them.

The source narrated;

“The people in the morning gathered and buried their loved ones who were killed just a day ago by Fulani people. They conducted the burial with the protection of security people. And after the burial the security people left and the people were about to leave the scene of the burial when the armed Fulani herdsmen came and started shooting everyone.

“They gunned down plenty people and injured many. People ran for their lives but most of the victims were people who could not escape. No one saw it coming, no one thought the people will be courageous enough to attack our people during a burial ceremony that also had security persons in attendance.”

The attackers who also razed part of the community left several persons with varying degree of injuries .

Confirming the attack, the Chairman of Gwer West LGA, Mr. Andrew Ayande described the attack and murder of the innocent mourners as heartless and highly condemnable.