3 killed in fresh herders attack on 3 Benue communities - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Monday, March 18, 2024

3 killed in fresh herders attack on 3 Benue communities

No fewer than three persons were feared dead in a fresh attack by suspected armed herdsmen on Ikobi, Ugbobi and Inyakwu communities of Apa Local Government Area, LGA, of Benue state. 

It was gathered that the armed men stormed the communities simultaneously in commando fashion on Sunday evening and opened fire on the locals who scampered for their lives. 

The sources stated that the marauders who stormed the communities from neighbouring Nasarawa state through Agatu LGA, also injured several others. 

He stated that information from the affected communities indicated that the attackers stormed the communities "at about 7pm. They came unexpectedly because we had no issues with them. 

"The three affected villages, Ikobi, Ugbobi and Inyakwu were attacked at the same time. Luckily the people managed to escape because some courageous youths also stood up against them. 

"Unfortunately the herders were armed with sophisticated weapons but the resistance put up by the youths helped the people to flee to safety. 

"So far one person in each of the three villages were killed in the attack and several other sustained injuries. 

"After the attack they all retreated to where they came from but as we speak the affected communities have been deserted." 

Contacted, the  National Chairman of Apa Development Association, ADA, Mr. Eche Akpoko confirmed the development. 

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