10 People Lost Their Lives In Benue Communities By Gunmen

10 People Lost Their Lives In Benue Communities By Gunmen

Ten persons have lost their lives in separate attacks in happened in Agatu and Gwer East local government areas of Benue State. The killings happened in separate attacks in Agatu and Gwer East local government areas of Benue State. While five people were killed by gunmen in different communities in Agatu LGA, another five were…

Ten persons have lost their lives in separate attacks in happened in Agatu and Gwer East local government areas of Benue State. The killings happened in separate attacks in Agatu and Gwer East local government areas of Benue State.

While five people were killed by gunmen in different communities in Agatu LGA, another five were murdered in the Mbasombo ward of Gwer East LGA.

A member representing Agatu Constituency in the state’s House of Assembly, Godwin Abu Edoh, confirmed the killings, lamenting that the worrisome situation had become a regular occurrence.

Contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Catherine Anene, said she was not aware of the latest incident in Agatu.

Also, five people were killed after suspected herders clashed with members of the Anchiha Mbamar kindred in the Mbasombo Council Ward of Gwer East LGA.

The dispute, it was gathered, arose over access to the community’s only source of drinking water.

They said the herders, armed with dangerous weapons and a large herd of cows, demanded access to the natural well serving as the community’s drinking water source during the dry season.

It was learnt that when the residents refused, a physical altercation ensued, leading to the involvement of youths from the neighboring Ikpayongo community.

Council Chairman of Gwer East LGA, Mrs Comfort Agbo, confirmed the recovery of the bodies and stated that additional searches were ongoing in the surrounding areas.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Catherine Anene, confirmed the incident but said one person was killed, this is according her knowledge about the incident.

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