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Many killed as herdsmen attack another Benue community


At least six persons have been killed after suspected Fulani herders attacked Guma Local Government Area of Benue State.

The attack occurred at Umella village in Mbawa ward of the local government around 3pm.

“Some Fulani herders came into Umella community around 3pm yesterday (Thursday) and attacked the villagers, shot and macheted them.

“Gunshots rent the air when they came, which made people run helter-skelter but at the time the attackers left, six dead bodies were found,” a local who identified himself as Terna said.

The local gave the names of the deceased to include Aginde Ibember, Orfega Ibember, Alex Msuega, Tsula Iortyer, Verlumun Ortese and one other whose identity was yet unknown.

Confirming the attack to journalists on the phone, the Chairman of the local government, Mike Uba said that the herders invaded Umella community around afternoon and killed six people.

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