Six killed in shepherd assault on Benue group

Six folks have been killed on Thursday by suspected Fulani herders in one other assault within the Guma Native Authorities Space in Benue State.

The assault, in accordance with a resident who merely recognized himself as Terna, befell within the village of Umella within the Mbawa district of the native authorities at round 3 pm.

“Some Fulani herders entered the group of Umella yesterday (Thursday) round 3 pm and attacked the villagers, capturing and macheting them.

“Gunshots tore up the air as they arrived, inflicting folks to run amok, however because the attackers left, six useless our bodies have been discovered,” Terna mentioned.

Locals handed on the names of the deceased, together with Aginde Ibember, Orfega Ibember, Alex Msuega, Tsula Iortyer, Verlumun Ortese and one other whose identification was nonetheless unknown.

Native authorities chairman Mike Uba confirmed the assault to journalists by cellphone and mentioned herders had invaded the Umella group round noon and killed six folks.

The safety adviser to the state governor, Lieutenant Colonel Paul Hemba (Ret.), additionally confirmed the assault, saying: “The knowledge I’ve is that six folks have been killed in a -provoked assault on Umella group on Thursday afternoon.”

When contacted, Police Public Relations Officer SP Catherine Anene mentioned she had not but acquired any info from the world

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