BENUE: Armed herdsmen kill 13 victims, wound many, burn houses during invasion


The Benue State Police Command has confirmed the killing of no fewer than 13 victims and the burning of houses by armed herdsmen who invaded Tse-Amgbem community close to Aondoana in Gwer West Local Government Area of the state.

The incident was confirmed by the Police Spokesperson in the state, DSP Sewuese Anene, who said that attackers burnt down the houses in the community in the early Monday morning attack, April 3, and also left many wounded.

He said; “Details concerning those who perpetrated the attacks, number of casualties, those wounded and the extent of the damage at the community is still unknown.”

The incident was also confirmed by the Chairman of Gwer West Local Government Area, Grace Igbabon who also established the casualty figure in an interview on Channels Television on Monday May 3.

According to him, the survivors of the attack have reportedly been displaced and are now taking refuge in Aondoana town.


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