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GUNMEN ATTACK BENUE VILLAGES, KILL 25

At least 25 people have been feared killed following what could be described as a coordinated attack on several villages in Guma, Logo and Tarka Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Benue State.

According to reports, the gunmen invaded the villages between 8 pm on Monday night and 3 am on Tuesday.

Reporst added that 15 dead bodies were recovered from the Tyotugh community in Tarka, while nine were recovered from Guma and one, a traditional ruler, from Logo LGA.

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The Chairman of Guma LGA, Caleb Aba, who confirmed the attack, said that seven people were killed in one swoop at Tse-Sumaka village near branch Umenger in Mbadwem council ward of Guma.

Moreso, the Special Adviser on Security to the Benue State governor, Paul Hemba, disclosed that the total figures of death recorded so far could be higher than 25 as efforts are ongoing in the bushes to trace whereabouts of missing persons.

The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Catherine Anene, also confirmed the incident.

“I am currently at the scene as we speak. The incident is confirmed. Corpses have been removed. The road is cleared. Investigation continues,” Mrs Anene said.

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