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2 farmers killed in Benue new attack

Two farmers have been reportedly killed in a fresh attack at Ikyungwa Tombo Ward, near Ayilamo community in Logo LGA of Benue State. Daily Trust…

Two farmers have been reportedly killed in a fresh attack at Ikyungwa Tombo Ward, near Ayilamo community in Logo LGA of Benue State.

Daily Trust gathered that the incident happened on Monday at about 5 pm while the duo were said to be returning from their farm.

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Locals said the deceased were shot at close range in an ambush along Ikyungwa-Ayilamo road while on a motorcycle.

Their names were given as Bem Uhembe and Mungwa Zuzu, all from Tse Ibor village who were returning to Ayilamo town after they had worked on their farms because their settlement had been allegedly taken over by suspected herders.

Locals further said the bodies of the deceased had been deposited at a mortuary in Ayilamo.

The chairman of the LGA, Agber Terse, confirmed the incident to our correspondent on telephone.

Agber blamed militant herders for the killing, lamenting consistent invasion of Tombo ward, a farming settlement, which had been under sustained attacks by gunmen suspected to be herders since 2016.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, SP Catherine Anene, said she had not received the report.