Crime

22 Killed in 3 Separate Attacks in Benue

A report from Benue State says 22 people have been killed in 3 separate attacks on Monday night by people alleged to be armed herdsmen. 

Our correspondent reports that a traditional Leader, Chief Unongo Shaayange from Ukemberagya in Logo Local Government Area was shot and killed while others had various degrees of machete cuts.  

At Tse Sumaka village near branch Umenger in Guma Local Government, 9 persons were feared dead with 10 others injured. 

In another attack at Tiortyu village in Tarka Local Government, 12 persons were gunned down while 3 others including a woman were abducted.   

Reports from the affected areas indicate that the attackers who were many stormed in between 7 pm and 11 pm in buses and started shooting at sight.   

Following the incident at Tiortyu, youths of the area have blocked the highway with the corpses of victims of the attacks for several hours calling for the attention of the Government. 

The development brought traffic to a halt for several hours but an intervention by the Benue State Police Commissioner, however, led to the reopening of the highway.

Emmanuel Gwaza/editing by Muzha Kucha

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