25 killed in fresh Benue attacks


At least 25 people were killed in attacks on several villages in three Local Government Areas of Benue State, this morning.

It was reported that villages in the three Local Government Areas of Guma, Logo and Tarka came under severe gunfire between 8pm yesterday night and 3am today in what appeared to be a coordinated siege by invaders.

It was learnt that 15 corpses were recovered from a community in Tarka Local Government Area while nine were recovered from Guma and one, a traditional ruler from Logo.

Villagers said the figures could be higher as the search for missing persons was still ongoing at the time of filing this report.

Chairman of Guma Local Government Area, Caleb Aba, confirmed to reporters that seven people were killed in one swoop at a community in Guma local government.

The special adviser on security to the state governor, Paul Hemba, said the total figures of death recorded so far could be higher than 25 as efforts are ongoing to trace missing persons.