Suspected Herdsmen Kill Over 20 In Fresh Attack On Benue Community

Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen have reportedly killed 20 people in Odugbeho village, Agatu Local Government Area of Benue state.

The gunmen were said to have invaded the community on Sunday night.

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The latest attack comes days after over 30 people were reportedly killed, including students of the College of Education in Katsina Ala LGA of the state.

Catherine Anene, police spokesperson in Benue, in a statement confirmed the latest attack but said the number of casualties had yet to be ascertained.

“Agatu attack is confirmed and the commissioner of police has deployed more police officers to manage the incident and forestall further breakdown of law and order,” she said.

“The number of the victims is yet to be ascertained as officers are still engaged in stabilising the area.”

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