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Police Confirm 10 Killed In Sunday Attack In Okololo, Benue State

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The Police has confirmed the killing of ten people in Okololo community of Agatu Local Government Area in Benue State.

Recall that a former supervisory councilor of the local council, John Ikwulono, had identified 12 victims  from the attack, namely Mr Baba Odoje, Mr Shaidu Magaji (a retired military man), Mr Oloche Obiabo (Kaddo), Mr Adehi Imaikwu and Mr Maji Baba, Ngbede Ibrahim (Ejeh-Akpabana’s son), Bello-Gene-Galih, Mr Ekoja (Olundo’s husband), Adams Dogara (Dogara’s son) and Late Francis Idu’s wife and her two children.

Ikwulono described the incident as, “barbaric, unwarranted and inhuman attack,” saying it happened after a series of peace meetings by warring communities in the area.

He said Agbaduma and Abugbe communities had on Saturday signed a peace pact.

He also stated that some persons were missing; while many others, including one Mrs Mary Adakonye, a health worker, who sustained bullet wounds had been rushed to hospitals for medical attention.

Though a spokesperson of the state police command, Sewuese Anene, confirmed the incident, it is not clear who carried out the attack.

Meanwhile, Naija News reports that the state government  recently rejected the Ruga Statement Policy by the federal government- a policy to wade into the herdsmen and farmers clash.

Source: Naija News

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