10 killed as gunmen launch fresh attack in Benue villages


No fewer than 10 people have been killed by gunmen in another attack on rural communities in two local government areas of Benue State.

Eyewitnesses said the villagers were killed in separate incidents in Gbeji community of Ukum LGA and Tswarev district of Logo LGA on Tuesday night.

They revealed the attackers came in their scores and opened fire on the villagers, killing seven in Gbeji and three others in Logo, while they set houses ablaze during the three hours their operation lasted.

Chairman of Logo council, Richard Nyajo, confirmed the killings and appealed to security agencies to do more in safeguarding lives and property.

Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, also confirmed the incident.

He said that four corpses had been recovered by his men and that investigation into the matter had began.

“There was an incidence in Gbeji and we are investigating”, Daily Trust quoted him as saying.

“There was said to be an attack by suspected herdsmen in the area but we can confirm that as at this morning (Wednesday), four dead bodies were recovered there.

“We have stepped up security in the area and we are investigating,” Owoseni said.


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