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3 killed in fresh herders attack on 3 Benue communities

Three persons have been killed in a fresh attack by suspected armed herdsmen on Ikobi, Ugbobi and Inyakwu communities of Apa Local Government Area of Benue State.

Nigeriacrime.com gathered that the armed men stormed the communities in commando fashion on Sunday evening and opened fire on the locals, who ran for their lives.

A local who spoke on the condition of anonymity said the marauders, who stormed the communities from neighbouring Nasarawa State through Agatu Local Government Area, also injured several others.
He said that information from the affected communities indicated that the attackers stormed the communities “About 7p.m. They came unexpectedly because we had no issues with them.
“The three affected villages, Ikobi, Ugbobi and Inyakwu were attacked at the same time. Luckily, the people managed to escape because some courageous youths also stood up against them.
“Unfortunately, the herders were armed with sophisticated weapons but the resistance put up by the youths helped the people to flee to safety.
“So far, one person in each of the three villages was killed in the attack and several other sustained injuries.
“After the attack, they all retreated to where they came from but as we speak, the affected communities have been deserted.”
Contacted, the National Chairman of Apa Development Association, ADA, Mr. Eche Akpoko confirmed the development.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Superintendent, Catherine Anene said she was yet to receive details of the incident.

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