Nigeria Newspapers

I6 feared killed in fresh Benue attack

38002b62 bandits

I6 feared killed in fresh Benue attack

John Charles, Makurdi

Gunmen suspected to be bandits on Thursday invaded some communities in Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue State and killed 16 people.

This is coming barely 24 hours after rival militia groups unleashed terror on the Gbagir community in Ukum LG of the state leading to the death of no fewer than 40 people.

The latest attack, according to a source, happened on Thursday as the bandits embarked on a killing spree as they ransacked about 11 communities.

Sources revealed that the state deputy governor, Sam Ode and security chiefs in the state have gone on the spot assessment of the area.

When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Benue State Command, Catherine Anene promised to get details of the incident as soon as the Commissioner of Police, Emmanuel Adesina, who had gone to the troubled area returned.

Details later…