Suspected herdsmen kill 10 in Benue


Suspected herdsmen   on Tuesday killed 10 people in  Tser Uoreleegeb in Ubabai council ward of Guma Local Government Area of Benue State.

According to  some people  in  the community, the gunmen shot indiscriminately after invading the village.

A source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said, “The  people were sleeping in front of  their house when the gunmen arrived.

“They shot at them  and immediately ran away. So,  no one can say who killed them.”

But  the Chairman of  Guma LGA, Richard Shaor,  who confirmed  the incident, believed the attack was carried out by herdsmen.

He said, “On Monday   someone was  killed by herdsmen before the incident at Tser Uoreleegeb.

“The same herdsmen  went to this community on Tuesday night and killed 10  people who were sleeping outside.

“Their remains have been buried  because the villagers insisted  that the corpses  should be brought to the village for burial.”

Spokesperson for the police  in the state,  Catherine Anene,  said, “The Divisional Police Officer in Guma  has  confirmed the incident. He said he saw five corpses at  the burial ground.”

The Commander of Operation Whirl Stroke, Maj Gen  Adeyemi Yekini,  said, “Investigations into the attack in Guma is ongoing.”


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