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Hoodlums Kill, Burn Seven Travellers To Ashes In Benue

Benue State Police Commissioner, Fatai Owoseni

Benue State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, on Wednesday said that seven persons were killed and burnt to ashes by irate youths in Gboko, Benue State.

Mr. Owoseni stated this while briefing newsmen in his office.

The CP said the victims were travelling either to Okene or Taraba State when criminals attacked, killed and burnt them to ashes.

He said, “We got information around 11am this morning that some hoodlums believed to be of Tiv stock between 9.30am and 10am stormed a garage in Gboko where they attacked seven people believed to be of Fulani extraction, killed and burnt them.’

“The passengers were said to be in the park where they were trying to board a commercial vehicle to Okene or Taraba, police in the area of the attack got information and rushed to the place but the criminals embarked on hurling stones at the police.”

According to Owoseni, some people have been arrested to help the police with useful information.

Meanwhile the state government has imposed a dusk to dawn curfew in the troubled Gboko area till further notice.

The media adviser to the governor, Mr. Tahav Argezua, dislosed this in a press release, saying the curfew would last from 6pm to 6am from 31 of January till further notice.

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