Will the brawl between herdsmen and farmers in Benue State ever come to an end? Just when the state begin her Easter celebrations, another attack was initiated by herdsmen in the Internally Displaced People (IDP) camp.
CONVERSEER learned that the armed herdsmen attacked a primary school in the Council Ward of Guma Local Government Area of the state on Good Friday at about 10 p.m.
The school was housing people who had been displaced from their homes.
It’s not clear what exactly happened, but it’s been reported that 34 people have died so far. Some of the victims were pregnant women and children. Many others were injured and some are still missing.
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This attack happened just a few days after another one in Umogidi village, Enetekpa Adoka district of Otukpo LGA, where 52 people were killed.
Speaking on the development, the LGA Chairman, Mike Aba, who did so through the local government’s security officer, Christopher Waku, called the assault a bloodbath.
“24 bodies were found in the classrooms where the inhabitants were seeking refuge”, according to Waku, who claimed to be at the scene of the crime.
“10 bodies were found on the road, indicating that they were fleeing the attack when they were shot at”, he added.
Catherine Anene, the State Command’s spokeswoman, confirmed the attack but asked for more time to gather information.
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