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Suspected herdsmen slaughter eight in Benue community

Suspected herdsmen slaughter eight in Benue community

Eight persons have been killed by gunmen in Yelawa town, Guma local government area of Benue state.

The attack was said to have occurred on Monday around 7: 30 pm.

Yelwata is a border community between Nassarwa and Benue States on the busy Makurdi- Lafia Federal highway road.

The inhabitants are predominantly Tiv farmers.

Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to Governor Samuel Ortom on Projects monitoring, Fagah Utoo, who is from the area, told The Nation a housewife who was cooking and her four children were killed during the attack.

Commander Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS) Brigadier – General Clement Afere confirmed the incident.

He simply said: “it’s true” when contacted by the Nation. THE NATION



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