Gunmen kill 13 villagers in Benue

Unknown gunmen, on Monday, killed 13 villagers in Edikwu District, Apa Native Authorities Space, LGA, in Benue state, NAN reviews.

The State’s Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Catherine Anene, who confirmed the incident in an announcement in Makurdi, stated that the district had extra time skilled incessant disaster over chieftaincy tussle till the state authorities intervened and peace returned locally.

She stated that the culprits remained unknown whereas investigation had already commenced into the matter.

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“Edikwu district, Ukpogbo, in Apa LGA was experiencing incessant crises over chieftaincy affairs untill Could 25, when the Benue authorities convened a peace assembly, headed by the Deputy Governor, Mr Benson Abounu to place an finish to the rancour.

“Peace was restored to the world however on Aug. 10, at about 04:00hrs, data was acquired that about 20 armed males invaded the group and shot sporadically at members of the group.

“A staff of law enforcement officials had been deployed to the scene the place 13 corpses had been recovered. Investigation remains to be in progress,” Anene stated.

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Additionally, resident of the group who spoke to newsmen stated that the assault on Edikwu group was unprovoked.

“The unknown gunmen stormed the group on the early of hours of right now, taking pictures sporadically and burning down homes, leaving many individuals useless whereas others are nonetheless lacking,” the supply stated.

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