Over 30 feared killed as gunmen attack IDP camp in Benue
Not less than 30 persons have been reported dead after
gunmen attacked an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in Guma LGA of Benue
Sewuese Anene, the Benue police spokesperson, said the
incident happened on Friday night.
Speaking on Saturday, she said the casualty
figure is yet to be determined as “our team is on the way to the scene as we
The incident is the latest in the spate of killings
happening in the state.
On Wednesday, an unconfirmed number of persons were killed
in an attack by gunmen on Umogidi village of Entekpa-Adoka district of Otukpo
In March, it was reported that no fewer than 50 persons were
allegedly killed by suspected herders who invaded communities in Kwande LGA of
In February, some gunmen were also said to have attacked the
Ikobi community in Apa LGA, killing three persons.
Recall that three kinsmen of Samuel Ortom, the state
governor, were killed by the gunmen.
Triggered by the killings, hundreds of youths, on Friday,
mounted roadblocks on the Otukpo-Oweto-Abuja federal highway in protest.
“Bleeding constituency, save Apa/Agatu, preserve Idomas,”
reads one of the banners.
Vehicular movement was reportedly disrupted for several
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