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Six Killed In Fresh Herders Attack On Benue Community

Six people have been killed by suspected Fulani herders in a fresh attack on Guma Local Government Area of Benue State.

The attack reportedly happened on Thursday at Umella village in Mbawa Council Ward of the LGA around 3 pm.

A resident, who identified himself as Terna, told the Punch, “Some Fulani herders came into Umella community around 3 pm yesterday (Thursday) and attacked the villagers, shot and macheted them.

“Gunshots rented the air when they came which made people run helter-skelter but at the time the attackers left six dead bodies were found,” he said.

Lt Col Paul Hemba retd, the Security Adviser to the State Governor has confirmed the attack.

He said, “The information I have is that six people were killed in an unprovoked attack on Umella community on Thursday afternoon”.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Benue, Catherine Anene, said she had yet to receive information from the area when contacted.

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