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‘Over 20 killed’ in yet another attack in Benue

‘Over 20 killed’ in yet another attack in Benue
June 07
19:40 2021

At least 20 people have been reportedly killed in Benue, after an attack by gunmen in Odugbeho community in Agatu LGA of the state.

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

A source in the community told TheCable that the death toll is “between 20 and 30″.

Catherine Anene, police spokesperson in Benue, confirmed the attack on Monday but said the number of casualties is yet to be ascertained.

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She said the command has deployed officers to the community to prevent further attacks.

“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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In recent times, communities in Benue have been targeted by gunmen.

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.

In May, Samuel Ortom, Benue governor, asked residents of the state to protect themselves using weapons not prohibited by law.

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