Again, 27 mourners and traders killed in Agatu by armed herdsmen

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Again, 27 mourners and traders killed in Agatu by armed herdsmen

Benue
Benue

By Peter Duru, Makurdi

No fewer than 27 mourners were Sunday evening reportedly gunned down and several others sustained injuries when suspected armed herders stormed the Odugbeho community in Agatu Local Government Area of Benue state during a burial ceremony.

Vanguard gathered from a source in the area that the marauders invaded and surrounded the community at about 6pm when the burial ceremony was on going and opened fire on the mourners.

According to the source, “after surrounding the village they opened fire on the people and especially those who were observing a wake in the burial ceremony and some who were still at a nearby local market because it was a market day.

“They gunned down their victims and butchered those they caught up with. So far almost 30 corpses have been recovered from the scene of the attack, many sustained injury and the search for more corpses is ongoing.

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Source: Vanguard Newspaper