Fwd: Unknown Gunmen Kills District Head In Benue As Ortom Vows To Bring Perpetrators To Book V victoria ibanga to me, chinwe 5 hours agoDetails > > Section Headline North Central > Pic: Ortom > Slug: Unknown Gunmen Kill District Head In Benue As Ortom Vows To Bring Perpetrators To Book > Byline: Dooshima Hir > Tags: > > Unknown Gunmen have killed the District Head of Kundav in Ukum Local Government Area of Benue State, Chief Awua Alabar. > > Chief Alabar was killed at the early hours of Wednesday, 22nd July, 2020. > > Meanwhile, Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has condemned the killing describing it as sad. > > The Governor who stated that the incident is unacceptable, charged security operatives to find the killers and bring them to justice. > > The Governor, in a press statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Terver Akase, equally urged the people of Ukum, Katsina-Ala and other parts of Sankera to assist security agents with information that can lead to the arrest of the bandits. > > Governor Ortom says the current onslaught on criminals in that axis of the state which has decimated their strongholds and forced many of them to flee to other parts of the country, will be sustained. > > He expressed deep condolences to the family of Chief Alabar over the painful loss and prays God to grant his soul eternal rest.
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Four persons have been killed by gunmen suspected to be herdsmen in two council wards of Gwer West local government of Benue state.

The Next Edition gathered that the suspected herdsmen launched attack simultaneously on Tse Shishim village and Tse Iber around Jimba and Ahumen settlement on Makurdi-Naka-Anpka high way and mbaatan, Kunav in both Shaghev -Ukusu and Shengev council ward of the local government
Some survivors who didn’t want to be named, said some community members had gone to their villages to take some food for their families taking refuge at IDP camps when the armed herders, on sighting them, started pursuing them with AK-47 guns and cutlasses.

It was while they ran for their lives that Terhemba Shishim, Teryila Agbe, Yorloko Adumu and Mne Iorhemen were killed by the attackers and Iorheme Terhemen was taken away alive with his motorcycle.

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They said the security agencies were informed and on receiving the information combed the villages the following morning but the dead bodies could not be found.

An indigene of the area Francis Ugbede said the mutilated and decomposed bodies of some of the victims were found by some youths from the area Monday morning.

According to reports, the remains were deposited at a private mortuary in the local government.

When contacted the council Chairman, Mrs Grace Igbabon, was not available for comments, however, the local government security officer, Mr. Fred Awarga, confirmed the attack.