No fewer than 3,920 persons lost their lives in the bloody crises between Agatu farmers and Fulani herdsmen in Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State between 2013 and 2017.
Also, property, farmlands and economic trees worth several billions of naira were lost during the period under review.
The Sole Administrator of Agatu Local Government, Mr. Mike Inalegwu, made this known on Monday in Makurdi, shortly after signing a peace agreement on behalf of the people of the area and the leaders of Fulani herdsmen from Nasarawa State.
Inalegwu when asked to give the actual figure of lives lost so far, he said, “With the available data in our possession, Agatu communities have lost 3,920 lives between 2013 and 2017.”
Punch, January 18, 2017
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