Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Gunmen kill 8 in fresh Benue attack

By News Express on 11/05/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 651

•Masked gunmen.
•Masked gunmen.

At least, eight people have been killed in a fresh attack against several villages in two local government areas of Benue State at the early hours of Thursday.

Daily Trust gathered that six people were killed in Mbakuur council ward of Logo local government area while the other two which brought the number of the victims to eight fell to the bullets of the gunmen suspected to be herders at neighbouring Mbaya council ward in Buruku LGA.

This is the second attack on Logo people in less than five days as 10 dead bodies had already been recovered from the area in the Sunday mayhem unleashed on the rural inhabitants.

A similar attack by the same suspects left five persons dead at Buruku villages in March, this year, sequel to which Governor Samuel Ortom at that time directed herders to quit the community.

The Logo council security secretary, Tor JIji Aluur, confirmed to our correspondent in Makurdi that the fresh attack on the Mbakuur ward was carried out by the suspected herders about 3:00am on Thursday.

He said six dead bodies had been recovered at the time of this report.

Also, paramount ruler of Ichongo in Logo council, Chief Peter Iorhuna, corroborated the reports on the fresh attack on his domain.

On his part, the State Coordinator of Myetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN), Garus Gololo, said he was aware of the fresh trouble in the aforementioned areas.

He told our reporter that he was on his way to meet with members of his association over the matter at the time of sending this report just as he appealed to villagers to be calm.

The Police however, was yet to confirm the incident at press time as both the State Commissioner, Bashir Makama and the Command spokesman, Moses Joel Yamu were out of the state on official assignment to Abuja.

Source News Express

Posted 11/05/2017 9:29:56 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25 minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

 

You may also like...
Police takes campaign against cultism and crime to...

Boko Haram is broke — UN

It is now an offence to sell petroleum...

Maritime industry the next big thing: NIMASA DG...

Monarch, others urge FG to disarm Fulani herdsmen...

EFCC docks ex-Perm Sec for N14.1m fraud

Air Force intensifies search for Chibok girls, other...

Budget palaver: Senate gives Presidency final warning, says:...

Senate to Presidency: Expedite action on release of...

National convention: APC governors, leaders fight to finish...

19 Nigerian lawmakers absent as ECOWAS Parliament opens...

Lawyer petitions Chief of Air Staff over officer’s...

 

Latest News Why kidnappers are after me — Mikel Obi’s father •Opens up on strained relationship with Mikel Buhari, APC, governors woo Saraki with juicy offers 9 family members perish in boat mishap Apostle Sulaiman under attack over failed prophesy on Ekiti election Osinbajo orders 72-hour joint operation to clear Apapa traffic gridlock Killings, greatest threat to Nigeria’s existence — Dickson I’m no longer in APC, Gov. Ortom insists Alex Otti back in the race for Abia governorship Dino Melaye suspends inauguration of projects America soon to get first Muslim Governor? Will Nigeria Air succeed where others failed? U.S. regulators approve new malaria drug

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (363,355 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (359,097 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (287,496 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (235,918 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (215,222 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (212,913 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (187,010 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (168,962 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (156,552 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (153,258 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (148,033 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (139,155 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (52) Business & Economy (3,364) Business Verdict (47) Columnists (890) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (516) Features (616) Global Business Monitor (286) International (2,153) Interview (158) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (127) News (37,324) Opinion (1,024) Pidgin (10) Politics (5,630) Religion (788) Sports (1,612) Stock Watch (33) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Nigerian detainees send SOS from Osama prison

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement