Reports have emerged that some suspected herdsmen in Benue state have killed at least 45 villagers in a bloody raid at dawn on Sunday. Naij report.
According to PM news, state police spokesman, Austin Ezeani, disclosed to AFP that: “I confirm that 45 people, including women and children, were killed this morning in an attack on Egba village… of Benue state by suspected herdsmen.”
“Several others were injured in the gun and machete attack,” Austin added.
State parliamentarian, Audu Sule, disclosed a likely death toll of about 50 from the attack.
“Around 50 people were killed in Egba village in my constituency in an early morning attack. The gunmen came in large numbers, all armed with AK47 rifles,” he told AFP.
He further revealed that women and children were among those killed.