Another Nigerian Lawmaker Beheaded by Armed Herdsmen

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There is mounting tension in Orokam community of Ogbadibo Local Government Area of Benue state after suspected armed herdsmen beheaded a Councilor-elect and his cousin, names withheld, and dumped their remains in a nearby forest in the community.

It was gathered from sources in the area that the headless bodies of the victims were discovered in the forest on Friday morning after several search by hunters and local vigilante in the community.

The discovery of their bodies sparked angry reaction from the youths of the community who took over major roads in the area vowing to carry out reprisals.

Confirming the development, Chairman of the Local Government Council, Prince Samuel Onu disclosed that the victims were on a rescue mission in the forests when they were caught and killed by the armed herders who had earlier kidnapped a member of the community.

The Chairman who disclosed that the arrested armed herders had been taken to the Police Headquarters in Makurdi, the state capital by men of Operation Zenda said the discovery of the beheaded bodies sparked angry protest by the youths of the community

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