SAN FRANCISCO, April 21, (THEWILL) – At least 10 residents were killed when suspected armed herdsmen Invaded Saghev Ward in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State.
The assailants attacked the villages between Friday night and Saturday morning, maiming and killing residents while also setting houses on fire.
The state government confirmed the attack and the casualty figure on Saturday in a statement by Mr Terver Akase, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Samuel Ortom.
The communities affected by the invasion are Tse-Abi, Tse-Ginde, Tse-Peviv, Tse-Ikyo, Agenke and Gbenke.
“I can confirm that Fulani herdsmen last night and earlier today invaded Saghev Ward of Guma Local Gvernment Area, Benue State and killed many innocent persons,” the statement read.
“The attacked communities are Tse-Abi, Tse-Ginde, Tse-Peviv, Tse-Ikyo, Agenke and Gbenke.
“Ten corpses have so far been recovered with many others injured. The armed herdsmen also burnt numerous houses, shops and other property in the area.
“This mindless attack was unprovoked, and we urge security agencies to arrest the herdsmen behind the killings for prosecution.”
However, the police authorities in Benue have yet to issue any statement concerning the attack.