Suspected herders kill 5 in fresh Benue attacks


Johnson Babajide – Makurdi

Five people were killed in renewed attacks by suspected herders on some communities in Otukpo and Agatu local government areas of Benue.

According to sources, the attackers invaded Atakpa and Ogbaulu communities in Agatu LGA where four persons were reportedly killed and several women raped.

It was also gathered that another attack was launched by herders on Iwili community of Otukpo LGA on Thursday where one person was killed.

Chairman of Agatu local government, Joseph Ngbede who confirmed the attack said that four people were killed by the suspected herders.

“They launched random shooting at Atakpa to be precise by 5 pm on Thursday and their mission was unknown…

Source: Nigerian Tribune