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Again, Gunmen Attack Benue Community, Kill Scores

 

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Armed men suspected to be Fulani herdsmen on Sunday attacked and killed 11 people at Igama community in the Okpokwu Local Government Area of Benue State.

Sources around the area told Naija News on the phone that the attackers also destroyed many houses in the community.

“The Fulani herdsmen stormed Igama village this morning (Sunday), and directed their attack on youths in the community.

“They allowed the elderly, children and women to run away while they descended on younger ones. As I am talking to you, eleven young men were killed,” the source claimed.

Mrs Amina Audu, the council chairman confirmed the attack adding that nine corpses have been recovered and brought to council headquarters at Okpoga.

“I had the report that the Fulani herders stormed Igama community this morning, as I am talking to you now, I am in the police station at Okpoga, three corpses have been brought from the community and people from the area just told me that they are on their way coming with another six corpses to be taken to the mortuary,” she confirmed.

The Benue State Police Command spokesperson, Catherine Anene, also confirmed the attack but said the command was yet to get details.

“The incident is confirmed but the command is yet to receive details from officers who went to the scene,” Anene said.