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Bloodbath as herdsmen attack Benue villages

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A fresh attack on Tse-Akaa, Mba’abaji and Tse-Orlalu villages in Logo Local Government Area of Benue State by suspected herdsmen has left no less than 15 people killed, many injured and scores of others displaced.

According to a survivor who unfortunately lost three family members in the attack, the assailants struck on Sunday when most villagers were returning from evening service.

“The well-armed men, who hid among their cattle, came from Taraba axis, through Abaji, Mbamar, Ugondo and all the way to Akaa village, shooting sporadically at market squares, killing and injuring anything in sight,” the survivor who pleaded anonymity said.

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Continuing, he added that; “From the market area they moved deep into the villages and the people ran for their lives, but those who were not so lucky were killed. Now there is mass movement of the people fleeing to Ugba, the local government headquarters.

Mr. Bashir Makama, the Benue State Commissioner of Police who confirmed the attack said normalcy has been restored to the affected villages while also noting that the command is on the trail of the suspects.

“So far, we have reports of attacks on two villages and our men have recovered six corpses from the affected villages.

“We are on the trail of the masterminds of the killings, but we are pleading for calm; we urge the farmers to observe restraints because the herdsmen are currently moving out of Benue, especially with the coming of the rains.” Makama said.

 

 

 

 

 

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