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Thursday, 17 May 2018

Herdsmen strike in Benue, kill three few hours after Osinbajo’s depature

No fewer than three persons have been killed and several persons displaced after suspected herdsmen attacked another community in Benue State.

The attack came barely 24 hours after Vice President Yemi Osinbajo left the state.

DAILY POST gathered that the latest attack occurred on Thursday in Ukemberagya community, Gaambe-Tiev Logo LGA of the state.

A resident, who gave his name as Joe, said three people were shot and killed while several houses were also torched during the attack

He gave names of the victims as, Bem Torjem, Apedzan Chia and Ikpuku Peven of Tse Koya.

"The affected settlements are Tse-Mue, Torkaa, Mgbakpa, Torjem and Ifer villages.

"They came at a time farmers were on their way to the farms. There is palpable fear as everybody has now deserted the area," he said.
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