Herdsmen Sack Some of Benue First Lady, Kill 17

Admin 04-May-2021 Nigeria_News


17 persons including women and children have been reportedly killed by armed herdsmen in the home town of the Wife of the Benue state Governor, Mrs. Eunice Ortom, in separate attacks on two communities in Gwer West Local Government Area, LGA, of Benue state

the communities affected in the fresh attacks were Agbanu, along Naka-Agagbe road, Saghev Council Ward and Tse Amgbem close to Aondoana all in Gwer West LGA.

The attackers who reportedly burnt down Tse Amgbem in Tijime Council Ward and sacked the inhabitants of the community also left scores injured and many fleeing to nearby Aondoana community.

According to a source, the attacks by the armed herders which was unprovoked started at about 5pm on Sunday when they launched an attack on Agbanu, along Naka-Agagbe road, killing two persons.

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