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Many Killed As Gunmen Attack Funeral Service In Benue



Taraba: Gunmen Abduct Worshippers Inside Mosque

Many mourners have been killed after unknown gunmen reportedly attacked Mbayatyo Mbater council world of Logo LGA of Benue State during a wake-keep.

It was gathered that the wake-keep was being held for one Mama Sule Achin Adigi on Saturday morning.

The attack by the gunmen in the community left scores dead and many others with various degrees of injuries.

Confirming the unfortunate attack in a post on his Facebook page, a resident of the community, Jiji Jack called on security agencies to urgently rescue “those that are still breathing”.

Among those reportedly killed was a popular commander of community volunteer guards in the Local Government, Mr Atum.

When contacted by Daily Post, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Catherine Anene Sewuese said “we have not received that report yet”.

It was gathered that the Sankera axis of the state, which comprises the Logo Local government, has been engulfed in killings from the deadly militia gang of the late Terwase Akwaza a.k.a Gana who was allegedly killed by the Nigerian military after he surrendered last year.

Meanwhile, Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has demanded the immediate probe of the death of a reporter with Vanguard newspaper, Tordue Salem.

Recall that the journalist was found dead in Abuja on Thursday weeks after he disappeared and was declared missing by family members and his organisation.

According to the Nigeria Police Force, Salem was reportedly murdered by a hit-and-run driver who has been arrested and will be charged to court.

Meanwhile, family members have rejected the police report that Salem was killed by a driver, adding that they were not called to come to identify his corpse.

In a statement on Friday signed by his spokesman, Nathaniel Ikyur, Governor Ortom expressed shock over the sudden and mysterious recovery of the body of the deceased reporter.

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