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Suspected Herdsmen Kill 10 In Fresh Benue Attack


The Benue State government has confirmed the attack and murder of at least 10 residents in a latest attack by suspected heavily armed Fulani herdsmen in Saghev Ward in Guma Local Government Area.

Mr Terver Akase, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Samuel Ortom said this in a statement issued on Saturday

He said that many innocent persons were feared killed during the attack which started on Friday night and lasted until the early hours of Saturday.

Speaking, he also said that “ten corpses have so far been recovered with many others injured.

“The armed herdsmen also burnt numerous houses, shops and other property in the area.

“This mindless attack was unprovoked, and we urge security agencies to arrest the herdsmen behind the killings for prosecution,” he added.

The affected communities during the invasion are Tse-Abi, Tse-Ginde, Tse-Peviv, Tse-Ikyo, Agenke and Gbenke.

In the meantime, the Benue State police command is yet to issue a statement concerning the attack.

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