Many Missing, 3 Dead As Herdsmen Renews Attack On Benue

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WHILE many people are still missing, three (3) has been confirmed dead in a renewed attack on Benue State community by suspected Fulani herdmen.

The incident took place on Thursday night.

The attackers reportedly stormed Tsokwa village in Anyii, Logo Local Government Area at around 8:00 PM, Channels Television is reporting.

They were said to be in large numbers, shooting at different directions and burning down houses in the village, simultaneously.

The television quoting Nyajo Richard, the chairman of the area council, noted that while one of the villagers died at the scene of the attack, two victims who were rescued died in the process of reviving them.

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He added that other survivors are currently receiving treatment at the local NKST hospital in Anyii.

The Divisional Police Officer has reportedly mobilised policemen to the community for recovery operations and to search for those who are still missing since the attack.

This is barely two days after President Muhammadu Buhari ordered security agencies to disarm and prosecute armed herdsmen.

“The security agencies have standing order to arrest and prosecute any and all persons found with illegal arms,” he said while urging Nigerians to refrain from reprisal attacks.