Herdsmen have reportedly killed six people in a renewed attack on Umella village in Mbawa Council Ward of Guma Local Government Area, LGA, of Benue state.
Several persons also sustained varying degrees of injuries in the attack as survivors fled the community to a safer neighborhood.
NigeriaCrime.com learned that the invaders stormed the community at about 3 pm on Thursday, shooting sporadically and killing anyone they caught up with.
According to a community leader who spoke on condition of anonymity, “the herdsmen came around 3 pm and attacked the villagers. They shot and killed and also macheted their victims. Six persons were found dead and several others sustained injuries after the invasion, and many residents have also fled their homes.”
The community leader added that so far, the bodies recovered included those of Orfega Ibember, Alex Msuega, Aginde Ibember, Verlumun Ortese, Tsula Iortyer, and another unidentified corpse.
Chairman of Guma LGA, Mike Uba, who confirmed the attack said six persons were killed in the incident.
Meanwhile the Special Adviser on Security to the Governor, Colonel Paul Hemba (retd.) who also confirmed the development said, “the information I have is that six people were killed in an unprovoked attack on Umella community on Thursday afternoon.”
The Police Public Relations Officer, Superintendent, SP, Catherine Anene, said she was yet to receive details of the incident.