Suspected Herdsmen Invade Benue Communities Kill 10
EKO HOT BLOG reports that at least ten people have been reportedly killed after gunmen suspected to be killer herdsmen invaded local communities in Benue State.
Reports revealed that the assailants stormed Mchia village in Mbagber council ward, and Mou village in Ukemberagya/Tswarev council ward, all in Logo local government areas of the state on Wednesday night and started shooting sporadically.
Suspected killer-herdsmen had last month attacked several villages in Guma LGA and killed about 20 people.
A local who confirmed the incident to The PUNCH on Thursday noted that at least fifteen people were killed during the attack while scores of others according to him, were injured.
“They were separate attacks on Mchia and Mou villages but carried out simultaneously leading to the death of 15 people.
“The attackers stormed the villages between 11 pm and midnight of Wednesday, twelve people were killed at Mchia community and three people at Mou village with about 13 people injured,” said the source who pleaded not to be mentioned in the print.
Confirming the attack, however, the Commissioner of Police, Wale Abass, who was contacted by the media platform said only 10 people were killed and eight injured.
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