Sunday, May 16, 2021

Armed herders attack Benue again, murder thirteen people



At least 13 persons have been killed following an attack by armed herders in Tse-Amgbem community of Benue State.

According to local residents, the attackers also burnt down houses in the community.

Chairman of Gwer West Local Government Area, Grace Igbabon, confirmed the casualty figure to newsmen .

The attack left many wounded while the survivors have been displaced and are now taking refuge in Aondoana town.

The Police Spokesperson in the state, DSP Sewuese Anene confirmed the attack but said details concerning perpetrators, number of casualties, those wounded and the extent of the damage are still unknown.

Gwer West, Agatu, Makurdi, and Guma Local Government areas have witnessed series of attacks in the last three weeks where over seventy persons have been killed by suspected herdsmen.