Gunmen kill 20 in another attack in Benue community

Our reporter| Barely two weeks after the killing of 36 people in similar attacks in Gbeji, a settlement in Ukum LGA, at least 20 people have been confirmed dead after another attack by gunmen in Ukohol, Guma LGA of Benue state.

Terver Akase, senior special adviser to the Benue governor on media and publicity, who confirmed this on Sunday said children and a security personnel were among those killed in the attack which happened on Thursday and Friday.

“The dastardly attack left several persons injured while hundreds of those displaced were seen fleeing on foot to the neighbouring town of Daudu with the few belongings on their heads,” he said.

“One of the survivors, Saakuma Udenyi said the attackers first struck on the evening of Thursday, November 3, 2022, when people of the community were retiring for the day.

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“According to him, the attackers shot indiscriminately at several people and macheted those who tried to flee, stating that the attackers returned the morning of Friday, November 4 2022, and killed a security personnel and burnt down several houses.”

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