29 Fulani Herdsmen Killed By Gunmen In Military Uniforms
Fulani Herdsmen

Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen have killed five persons in a fresh attack on Makurdi, Benue state capital.

According to natives who didn’t want to be named, the five people were killed on Tuesday at Anter Mbalagh council ward of Makurdi local government area, while working on their farms.

The source who hails from Anter Mbalagh community said those killed include Ave Usaar, Temanenge Kyer, Kpungu Orbakpa, Aondoakura Akume and Terkimbir Orbakpa.

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He said three of the victims had been buried while corpses of the other two victims were yet to be found.

Meanwhile, Special Adviser to the governor on security, Lt Col. Paul Hemba rtd has confirmed the incident saying only two people were killed.

In a telephone chat, Henna said, “I’m not aware if the people killed were five but I have pictures of two dead people from the community.”

The Police Public Relations Officer, SP, Catherine Anene could not be reached as at the time of writing this report.