Three teenagers gunned down by suspected herdsmen during attack in Benue community


Three teenagers have been gunned down by suspected Fulani herdsmen who are now on the run during an attack at Yelewata community in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State.

The incident has been confirmed by the Chairman of Guma Local Government, Caleb Abah who said that the teenagers were killed by the suspected herders while working on their father’s farm on Saturday, May 15.

According to him, a third person died when hit by a stray bullet from security operatives who had tried to disperse the youths protesting the killing of the two teenagers who later recovered the corpses of the victims dumped them on the highway and blocked the Makurdi-Lafia federal road for several hours.

He said; “Sadly, in an attempt to disperse the angry youths who were resisting, there was shooting by the security agencies and unfortunately, one of the protesters was hit by a bullet and died.

“As we speak right now, calm has been restored to the area and we are already making arrangements for the dead to be buried,” Abah stated.

The combined efforts of the military, the police and other security agencies who were later informed were said to have dismantled the roadblock and dispersed the angry protesters who were said to have rebuffed the security men.


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