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Another Six Persons have been killed in fresh herdsmen attack in Benue.  

9Janewshub.com.ng gathered that Less than 48 hours after, another six persons have been killed in a fresh herdsmen attack on Uvir council ward and around the Yelwata area, both in Guma Local Government Area (LGA) of Benue state.

During the attacks, which occurred in the wee hours of Thursday, four locals were killed by the herdsmen at Iye, Uvir council ward, while the other two were killed around the Yelwata axis.

It would be recalled that the herders had on Tuesday laid seige on Ahentse community in Ndzorov council ward of the LGA, where they killed five persons.

While the Chairman, Guma LGA, Caleb Aba confirmed the Thursday killings, the state command of the Nigeria Police was yet to confirm the attack.

Four of the persons were killed at Ake fish pond, where they had gone fishing, which is one of their sources of livelihood.

Chairman, Guma LGA, Caleb Aba who confirmed the killings in on phone, said “Four people were killed at Iye in Uvir council ward and two more were killed around the Yelwata axis.

“One cannot explain the reasons for this renewed killings, because there was no provocation at all. The herders just came, attacked the people and ran back into Nasarawa state” from where they emerged.

He further stated that “This last one (Thursday attack) happened in the early hours of today, between 3am and 4am.

“The Police has been informed and they were there. For now, the situation is that of fear of what would happen next.

“I appeal to the federal government and security agencies to expedite surveillance and the people to be more security conscious. They should be on the watch out and report suspicious movements to police authorities.”

However, as at the time of compiling this report at about 5:15pm on Thursday, the State Command of the Nigeria Police was yet to confirm the killings.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Sewuese Anene, SP, who said, she was out of the state capital told us that the information was yet to reach her table.


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