Gunmen Raid Benue Communities, Kill 10

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At least 10 persons have been killed after unknown gunmen stormed some communities of Katisna-Ala and Ukum Local Government areas of Benue State.

Daily Sun gathered that five persons were on Wednesday night killed after some armed men invaded some settlements in Mbayongo District of Katsina-Ala local council of Benue State.

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This is even as another five persons were also killed on Thursday night in Ayati Village, Ukum local government by gunmen.

Sources within the kastina-Ala area said that the victims had marks on their bodies suggesting that they must have been beaten to death by their assailants in their homes.

It is also understood that three of the persons killed were from Nagu settlement, one at Tse Gyudu and another victim at Tse Weryina settlement which are smaller adjoining villages to Gbishe Ako.

Also speaking, witnesses from Ukum said some gunmen who rode on mortocycles stormed the village at about 8pm and positioned themselves strategically before shooting sporadically at anyone in sight.

A politician from the area who spoke to newsmen said that a woman who was going for a funeral wake was hit by stray bullet and died while four other men were also shot dead by the yet to be identified gunmen.

The politician who sought to be nameless said several people sustained various degrees of injury and were rushed to undisclosed hospitals for treatment while the remains of the dead had been deposited at the General hospital in the area.



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