Hoodlums kill 4, burn houses in Benue Communities

By Hope Abah Emmanuel

At least four people were reportedly killed in separate attacks on two communities in Benue State’s Guma Local Government Area.
On the phone, villagers told our correspondent that the incident occurred between Friday evening and Saturday morning.
“Two women were killed yesterday behind Yogbo Primary School, and another within the community” (Friday). Unfortunately, the chairman of the local government is from that village.
“The attackers killed one person at Ukohol today (Saturday).” “They also burned down many houses in several villages that were attacked in the area,” a villager said.

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Other villagers reported that residents had fled the affected areas out of fear of further attacks.
Guma’s chairman, Mike Ubah, confirmed the incident to our correspondent in a text message.
Ubah said, “Four people were killed. Three of them at Yogboh while the remaining one was killed at Ukohor within the said period.”
Meanwhile, the police spokesperson for the Benue State Command, Catherine Anene, did not respond to calls or text messages sent to her mobile on the incident.


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