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Gunmen kill 10 people in Benue community

Gunmen have once more invaded a neighborhood in Agatu Native Authorities of Benue State, killing a minimum of ten individuals.

It was reported that the attackers unfold terror among the many Olegumachi neighborhood in Agatu and set homes on hearth.

The assault, which came about on Tuesday night time, got here barely 4 days after three individuals, together with an aged couple, have been killed within the Ikpele neighbourhood of the identical municipality.

Based on an area resident, who didn’t need to be named, gunmen stormed Olegumachi on Tuesday night time, killing a number of individuals and setting hearth to many homes.

Native authorities chairman Phillip Ebenyakwu confirmed the incident in a phone dialog with journalists on Wednesday, saying 10 individuals have been killed and 7 homes have been set on hearth.

The chairman stated: “Sure, it’s confirmed. There was an assault. What they gave me is 10 (those that have been killed)

“They (the gunmen) have been armed with superior weapons, they looted, robbed and set hearth to homes and killed individuals.

“About seven homes have been burned down, they left with many belongings and animals akin to goats and chickens.

Ebenyakwu stated he reported the incident to the police and the Ministry of State Safety.

When contacted, Catherine Anene, the state police public relations officer, stated she was but to obtain the report from the district police officer in Agatu.

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