May 23, 2021
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The gunmen attacked the community around 11:55 pm on Friday night, May 21, killing the traditional ruler and seven others.

 Zaki Uzua

We reported earlier that Zaki Uzua, the Kindred Head of Tse Ancha of Agan community in Makurdi local government area of Benue State was killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen few hours after he attended the funeral of seven victims of Abagena IDP camp herders attack.  

The gunmen attacked the community around 11:55 pm on Friday night, May 21, killing the traditional ruler and seven others. 

The Chairman of Makurdi local government, Anthony Dyegeh, who confirmed the incident on Saturday, said Zaki Uzua had accompanied him to the funeral of the IDPs. 

“The kindred head was among the people that accompanied me yesterday (Friday) to the burial of the seven people that were killed at Abagena IDP camp. We parted around 9.00 pm only for him to be killed at five minutes to midnight alongside others.” Dyegeh stated. 

See more photos from the burial of the IDPs killed in the attack below: 

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