Few Days After Mass Burial In Benue, Gunmen Strikes Again, Kill Five, Abduct One

Date: 10-04-2024 12:48 pm (1 month ago) | Author: onuigbo felicia
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Once again, gunmen have perpetrated deadly assaults in two local government areas within Benue State, resulting in the loss of five lives and the abduction of a woman.

While five people were killed in Agatu and Gwer West LGAs, multiple injuries were reported in Apa LGA.

Residents said the incidents happened between Sunday and Monday in different locations of the state.

In Agatu LGA, locals said armed invaders attacked Ikpele village on Sunday evening, killing four individuals, including one beheaded and three with amputations.

Another attack in Gwer West LGA claimed the life of one person, bringing the total casualties from the Sunday invasions in both LGAs to five, with several others injured.

In Apa LGA, while no deaths were recorded, armed invaders kidnapped a woman during a siege on the Otukpo-Adoka-Oweto highway, shooting someone in the leg and targeting vehicle tyres.

The invaders continued their attacks on Monday along the same highway.

Council Chairman of Apa LGA, Ochayi Alidu, confirmed the attacks, saying that efforts were underway to tackle the situation.

Joseph Adakole, a humanitarian worker, expressed concern over the escalating attacks in Idoma land, leading to casualties, property destruction, and displacement of villagers.

Council Chairman of Agatu LGA, Yakubu Ochepo, highlighted the need for enhanced security support to repel these attacks.

He decried the recent invasion in Ikpele village, where armed herders from Ogumogbo attacked villagers returning home after previous assaults, resulting in fatalities, injuries, and property damage.

Efforts to obtain a comment from the State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Catherine Anene, regarding the incidents were unsuccessful as of the time of filing this report.

Posted: at 10-04-2024 12:48 PM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
- kp45 at 10-04-2024 12:55 PM (1 month ago)
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Na wa o..
Posted: at 10-04-2024 12:55 PM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
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- gogoman at 10-04-2024 01:01 PM (1 month ago)
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some people in that state are doing evil in plain sight!!! using fulani to cover up!! local criminals are putting all blame on fulani  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 10-04-2024 01:01 PM (1 month ago) | Grande Master
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- fineboy77 at 10-04-2024 01:27 PM (1 month ago)
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 Huh? Huh? Huh?

Posted: at 10-04-2024 01:27 PM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Jiiitk4 at 10-04-2024 02:17 PM (1 month ago)
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Nigerian army should relocate from South East and South South to middle belt. While the soldiers are running riot in south east and south south their foot soldiers (fulani herdsmen) are helping them do their dirty work in the middle belt .
Posted: at 10-04-2024 02:17 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Holopid at 10-04-2024 03:50 PM (1 month ago)
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 Angry
Posted: at 10-04-2024 03:50 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
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