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Outrage As Terrorists Kill 13 More In Benue State

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Less than 24 hours after some gunmen killed 19 in 2 attacks carried out in Ukor Mbalon Gwer LGA of Benue state, 13 more have been killed.

Yesterday’s attack took place at Tse Umenger in Mbadwem Council Ward and Mbakpaase in Saghev in Guma Local Government Area, where 13 people were killed, according to Police Commissioner Fatai Owoseni, who spoke to our correspondent on the telephone last night.

Also yesterday, seven people were killed in Ihuman village in Awe Local Government Area of Nasarawa State. Killings have been rampant in the area in the last two months.

Owoseni said the attacks “have gone beyond herders/farmers clashes or communal clashes”.

“It is pure murderous insurgency. These people are enagaged in unconventional warfare and sheer killings,” he said.

The police chief said some of the villagers disclosed that the attackers came at about 5 a.m.

A cross section of the villagers confirmed the attack and said people were killed.

One of them, Shaapera Nyon, said the attackers came at about 5a.m while most people were still asleep.

He said the residents were woken up by gunshots and the cries of agony from gunshot victims.

It was learnt that houses were also razed by the invaders.

A survivor, Mrs Bridget Ugbuusu, said the attackers were armed with sophisticated weapons. They shot at every door while it was raining and killed many people who tried to escape .

“They shot me in the left leg and I fell down; they thought I was dead and later on I tried to escape and they met me again and machete me on my right hand, “ said Mrs .Ugbuusu.

She said one of her four children was killed; three are missing.

Mrs Ugbuusu, who is at the Benue State University Teaching Hospital, Makurdi, slumped on hearing that her children was killed.



  1. DB

    April 26, 2018 at 11:08 AM

    Unfortunately, police cannot help in this matter. The military who should do something is highly compromised. A nation folding its arms against an ethnic group’s terrorism. This was how boko haram started

  2. Jilo

    April 26, 2018 at 5:16 PM

    As I have said before, this is not an issue of Herdsmen invasion. The issue is more of political to me and the perpetrators are highly placed people mostly in the government. Folks, don’t be surprised that these killings might have been orchestrated by the Benue indigenes. Yes! we now have some irresponsible children of a community who can agree to terrorize their people just for a meal.

    From my own assessment, this killing is more concentrated to a particular segment of a Country mainly Benue. Why Benue and its surburb? You don’t have to be an FBI or CIA to figure out that this problem is internal and has political undertone. Even if these killers came from Niger or Cameroon, they cannot know the terrain more than the people who actually live in that area. When Dino Melaye gave guns and weapons to thugs, he didn’t send them to Lagos.

    I have that believe than some indegenes of that community knew those bad guys probably compromised for monetary gain. I rest my case.

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