11 persons have been killed following attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen militias in Mbakyondu, Gwer-West Local Government Area of Benue State.
It was gathered that many persons sustained various degrees of injuries in the aftermath of the attack.
It was learnt that the incident occurred on Friday morning, at about 4am when the residents of the village were fast asleep.
Confirming the attack, Mr. Udam Samuel, media aide to the Local Government Chairman of Gwer-West said that the corpses of the deceased have been deposited in a morgue at Naka, the LG headquarters.
He added, “Security agencies have been deployed to the affected area to ensure that normalcy returns to the place.”
A resident of the area however, claimed that several persons are still missing and haven’t been found yet. He also said that some dead bodies were discovered in a nearby bush.
When contacted by journalist, the Police Public Relations Officer in Benue State, DSP Anene Sewuese Catherine said that the tragic incident occured on Friday morning.
“A team of Police officers have been deployed to the area to forestall further breakdown of law and order, “she added.
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