Herdsmen Attack Church, Kill Two Priests, 17 Others
St. Ignatius Quasi Parish Ukpor-Mbalom in Ayar-Mbalom community of Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue State, was attacked by herdsmen at the early hours of Tuesday, resulting in the death of two Catholic priests and 17 other worshipers.
Information obtained by Naija News has it that over 100 houses were burnt down during the attack by the herdsmen and they also sacked the entire community.
The incident is coming barely four days after the murder of ten persons by herdsmen in Guma Local Government Area and the destruction of several houses by men suspected to be military personnel in Naka, Gwer West Local Government Area of the state.
Most of the victims were reportedly attacked while coming from morning mass.