SUB: Many individuals have been killed in a contemporary communal disaster between Ochoro and Bonta communities of Konshisha Native Authorities Space of Benue State….
Many individuals have been killed in a contemporary communal disaster between Ochoro and Bonta communities of Konshisha Native Authorities Space of Benue State.
In April, the army had sacked Bonta neighborhood following the killing of 12 troopers who went to quell disaster within the space.
There was a little bit of stability after the army invasion.
However a contemporary rivalry broke out between Bonta and Ochoro, a neighbouring neighborhood, two days in the past.
About 50 homes have been reportedly razed within the disaster.
Witnesses from either side of the warring communities admitted that the disaster broke out on Monday and escalated on Tuesday evening.
A witness from Konshisha advised our correspondent that the renewed disaster could possibly be an offshoot of the age-long rift between Bonta and Ukpute.
“The lingering Bonta-Ukpute disaster escalated on Monday at Ochoro with Tiv militia attacking the neighborhood.”
“Over 30 ladies and children massacred. And over 50 homes have been razed. Ochoro is neighboring neighborhood of Bonta and Ukpute. It’s a neighborhood in Oju that has no situation with neither Bonta nor the militia.”
Nevertheless, the Chairman of Oju LGA, Clement Onaa, advised newsmen in Makurdi, the state capital, that he was conscious of the disaster and had referred to as his Konshisha colleague to commiserate with him.
“The assault of yesterday (Tuesday) was not in Oju however Konshisha, although, Ochoro neighborhood is dominated by Igede folks One factor you could know is that Oju and Obi people who find themselves of Igede dwell in Gwer East and even Konshisha LGAs or another Tiv areas.”
The Council Chairman of Konshisha, James Ijirgba, additionally confirmed the contemporary disaster to journalists.
“I am conscious of the disaster however it’s nonetheless a hearsay till I hear from the DPO who promised to get particulars and transient me however I’ve not heard from him, you realize that the place is way from the LG headquarters.”
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Benue, DSP Catherine Anene, nevertheless, didn’t reply to calls put by her phone.