Eight Killed, Many Injured In a Fresh Gunmen Attack on Benue Community

Eight Killed, Many Injured In a Fresh Gunmen Attack on Benue Community
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At last eight people have been killed with several others sustaining varying degrees of injuries in an attack on a community in Benue State.

The assailants were said to have, on Sunday night, attacked a vehicle heading towards Lorza at the Arufu and Chembe villages axis. They shot at the passengers, sporadically, with no dead casualty but the passengers sustained injury, a source told the PUNCH.

Also, the same set of gunmen which were suspected to be Fulani militias joined by Jukun militias later invaded the Mchia community where they allegedly shot eight people to death.

Anawah Joseph, a leader of Mchia who spoke with Punch, unveiled that the attackers laid ambush on the road and shot at a commercial vehicle between Arufu and Chembe villages.

He said, “Armed Fulani herders in collaboration with Jukun militias on Sunday shot at a commercial vehicle heading to Lorza where some passengers suffered injury.

“They also invaded Mchia where they slaughtered eight people.”

Reacting to the incident, the Chairman of the affected local government area, Rev Adagbe Jonathan revealed that at least seven people were killed with several others injured as a result of the attack.

He said, “It’s true that armed herders in collaboration with Jukun militias attacked my people yesterday (Sunday) at about 9 pm.

“With the help of policemen, we were able to recover five corpses Sunday night while two corpses were recovered this morning (Monday). They also shot at a commercial vehicle and two people were injured in the attack.

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Published 1/9/2024 11:00:54 AM

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