GTB 737 banner Yudala banner

30 reported killed as gunmen storm Benue market

By News Express on 21/03/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 897

•Gunmen.
•Gunmen.

Unknown gunmen yesterday stormed the famous Zaki Biam yam market in Ukum Local Government Area of Benue State and killed many people.

The State Police Commissioner, Bashir Makama, has confirmed the attack, but said the command was yet to confirm the number of those killed. Some put the casualty at 30.

Daily Trust gathered that the victims were mostly women and children who were at the market before the gunmen who rode on motorcycles as well as Toyota Corolla cars opened fire on them about 3:00 p.m.

Witnesses said at the time of this report that the gunmen razed several buildings and a patrol station in the area which was still on fire while many people sustained injuries in the course of the pandemonium that ensued.

It was learnt that the gunmen drove into the market from the Shitile axis of Kastina Ala Local Government Area and started shooting sporadically, and setting ablaze houses within the area.

The reason for the killings and the people likely behind the act could not yet be ascertained by press time.

It would be recalled that unknown gunmen reportedly killed 10 people in two separate communities of Katisna-Ala and Ukum LGA of the state few days ago in a similar manner with five of the victims hacked to death by flogging on Wednesday night in Mbayongo district of Katsina-Ala area while the other five persons, including a woman were killed by sporadic gunshot on Thursday night in Ayati village of Ukum LGA.

•Text courtesy of Daily Trust.

Source News Express

Posted 21/03/2017 05:30:37 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

 

You may also like...
Bad news from Glasgow: Nigeria in danger of...

Journalist sentenced to death in Egypt without option...

Police bursts Katsina 419 syndicate, parades suspects

NEMA presents materials for rehabilitation and resettlement of...

25 companies sign MoU to participate in ECOWAS...

Military nabs 5 oil thieves, seizes 140,000 litres...

Emefiele puts smiles on the faces of IDPs...

Why we disengaged 36 expatriates, 12 Nigerians —Dangote...

Militancy: Ijaw leaders in crucial meeting

Buhari orders release of $21m to MNJTF on...

Boko Haram using child-soldiers and women as human...

Rivers APC accuses PDP of planning to break...

 

Latest News Buhari’s sickness: Group issues one week ultimatum, challenges Osinbajo FG, Google to partner on ICT training for youths Nigeria, UN sign 5-year Sustainable Development Partnership Framework Amending 1999 Constitution will promote good governance, says Dogara Fidelity Bank pioneers self-service feedback system for *770# FG takes delivery of 2 standard gauge locomotives Senate to investigate alleged killing of Nigerians by Bakassi indigenes FG restates commitment to combating illicit financial flows Dakuku rouses African maritime stakeholders to fight for better share of global maritime trade Half year earnings: NSE All-Share Index hits 37,000 mark Today’s weather: NiMet forecasts clouds and thunderstorms, plus rains in coastal areas Northern Governors, traditional rulers meet over restructuring

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (267,123 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (247,961 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (201,949 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (172,757 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (169,732 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (151,453 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (131,074 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (123,694 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (115,513 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (107,551 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (107,226 views) APC cries foul as PDP’s Fayose takes early lead in Ekiti governorship election (99,835 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (27) Business (2,640) Business Verdict (18) Columnists (717) Complaints & Requests (92) Enterprise & Opportunities (167) Entertainment (345) Features (472) Global Business Monitor (167) International (1,465) Interviews (126) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (64) News (26,863) Opinion (760) Pidgin (8) Politics (3,824) Religion (582) Sports (1,288) Stock Watch (20) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN words on marble advert

 

 

Senator Adeleke on the dancing steps in London

 

APO Newsbreak logo

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement



 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!