Over 100 slaughtered in Benue as terror herdsmen sack 4 council wards in Katsina-Ala LGA
Over 100 persons were at the weekend reportedly killed in a coordinated bloody attack on four Council Wards of Katsina-Ala Local Government Area, LGA, by joint militia gangs made up of armed herdsmen and loyalists of the later militia leader, Terwase Agwaza alias Gana.
Vanguard gathered from a reliable source in the area who spoke on condition of anonymity that the gangs had between Saturday and Sunday invaded and sacked several communities in Yooyo, Utange, Mbatura/Mberev and Mbayongo Council Wards in the LGA.
He said “since Saturday communities in four Council Wards have come under severe attacks by armed herdsmen who are supported by a local militia gang made up of loyalists of late Terwase Agwaza alias Gana.
“The villages and communities in the four Council Wards have been like war zones since Saturday. The militia gangs move from one community to another shooting sporadically, killing and looting the property of the people.
“The development has created pandemonium of unimaginable proportion in Katsina-Ala LGA. The gangs have adopted commando-style attacks to kill unsuspecting farmers.
“They attack a community and before the military and security personnel arrive the scene they pull out and invade another community.
“As we speak so many persons have been killed between Saturday and Sunday and the people are fleeing and running for several kilometres to safer places and communities but the fear is that nobody knows the next community that would be invaded,” he said.