Herdsmen Kill Nine In Benue Community

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom

Nine persons have been killed by suspected herdsmen, including the kindred head of Tse Ancha, Agan council ward, Makurdi Local Government Area on Saturday.

The attack was reportedly carried out on Saturday morning, between 3 and 4 am on Saturday when the villagers were fast asleep.

The Police Public Relations Officer for the Benue State Command,  Sewuese Anene, confirmed the attack on Sunday.

The crime scene is only few meters from the host community of Abangana IDP camp.

Recall that seven people were killed there about three weeks ago by the same herdsmen.

The Chairman of Makurdi Local Government Council, Anthony Dyegeh later visited the scene of the incident and directed that the corpses and those injured be taken to the hospital.

The Special Adviser to the Governor of Benue State on Security matters, Colonel Paul Hembah had accompanied the Chairman to the scene.

Col. Hembah urged the people to stop relying on Federal security alone but stand up to defend themselves and their Lands.

Found at the scene of the attack were an ATM card bearing Audullayi Sabo and empty shells of bullets.

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