Terrorism

Fresh Terrorists’ Onslaught Claims 10 In Benue 

Muhammed Abubakar, Reporting 

A fresh, lethal terrorists’ onslaught has claimed 10 persons in Azandeh, Mbasaa, Mbajiga, and Ityulugh communities of Torov district in Ukum Local Government Area of Benue State.

They were allegedly killed by killer herdsmen on Tuesday afternoon, relapsing the troubled area into more woes of anguish and pains.

Residents say the death toll numbers 30, including a family of seven among the deceased.

Tersoo Iorbee, who witnessed the attack, told The Nation that there was information about an anticipated attack by suspected herdsmen in the community.

Iorbee said: “More than one hour after that information, some gunmen with covered masks stormed Adzandeh settlement, shot at everyone in sight and when the dust was dawn 10 persons were confirmed dead, including a family of seven.”

Having narrowly escaped and taken refuge in another town, Msugh Aga recounted how armed herdsmen attacked, shooting at civilians before savagely cutting them into pieces with long knives and setting ablaze numerous houses.

The caretaker Chairman of Ukum Local Government Area, Hon. Victor Iorzaa, confirmed the incident and has ordered the Divisional Police Officer of Ukum to send additional personnel to the conflict zone, which is adjacent to Wukari Local Government Area in Taraba State, in efforts to halt further violence amidst ongoing attacks by suspected herdsmen.

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