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Agony, tears: Many Slain In Benue Community Attack, Residents Counts Casualties
A number of individuals had been feared slain as local armed raiders struck some villages within the Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State.
Although sources claimed that believed Fulani forces had been liable for the killings of the residents, but could not instantly be verified. Punch reports
One of many sources asserted that about thirty-six persons were slain early hours of Thursday in Mbagena Kpav. Shitile and Shikaan.
One other supply mentioned over 10 dwellers died.
An army source, who spoke with Newsmen on Friday, Scannews24 gathered, the newest assault stated that local bandits perpetrated the heinous act.
“It’s true that some people were killed in some villages in Katsina Ala local government yesterday but it was carried out by the native bandits in the area.”
Requested if the lifeless bodies were as much as 36, the military source stated, “No, there is no such thing as a truth about that but there was killing and it was executed by the local bandits there.”
Steps to reach Catherine Anene, the State Police Command spokesperson, to substantiate the report weren’t successful as she didn’t pick her calls.
Similarly, efforts to contact Brig Gen Clement Akpere, The Force Commander of Operations Whirl Stroke, was not also successful.
However, Alfred Atera, the chairman of LG, earlier on Monday posited that over 100 residents were murdered last weekend by believed armed Fulani Herdsmen together with gang members loyal to late Terwase Akwaza aka Gana, the state warlord.
He pointedly revealed wards under serious attack were; Utange, Mbatyu/Mberev, Yoyo, and Mbayongo.
Atera hinted to journalists on Wednesday that, Utange, one of the wards visited after the raid was deserted and taken over by animals.