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Herdsmen Attacks Benue Communities, Kills one, Others Injured

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Armed herdsmen storm Benue community, kill one, shoot scores

Suspected armed herdsmen, yesterday afternoon, reportedly attacked benue communities where they killed one and left several others injured.

hacked and killed a middle-aged man, Titus Nyitar, raped a woman in the presence of her husband and left several others injured in three villages of Mbawa Council Ward in Guma Local Government Area, LGA, of Benue State.

The marauding herders also took a woman and her child hostage but were later confronted by security personnel drafted to the area who succeeded in rescuing their captives.

Cliq gathered that the armed herdsmen stormed Chongu Gugor village at about 2pm and ambushed the deceased who at the time was busy planting his yam seedlings.

A source said:  “He was alone in the farm planting his yam seedling when the armed herdsmen stormed the farm and hacked him to death with machetes.

Security personnel stormed the area but the attackers had at the time left the community, they only recovered the corpse of the victim.

“It was that same armed gang that attacked Tse Gishe and gang-raped a woman in the presence of her husband who they beat up thoroughly.

“They also moved to Mande Gem village where they shot and injured over eight persons and kidnapped a woman alongside her child as they were pulling out. Luckily, the woman and her child were later rescued by security personnel. All the injured have been taken to private and public hospitals at Daudu and Gbajimba.

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