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3 killed in Benue village

At least three people have been killed in a fresh attack by armed invaders on Tse Ngban village of Nyiev Council Ward in Guma LGA…

At least three people have been killed in a fresh attack by armed invaders on Tse Ngban village of Nyiev Council Ward in Guma LGA of Benue State.

Some locals told our correspondent on phone that the incident, which occurred on Sunday night, caused the villagers to desert their homes.

A resident, who gave his name as Abel, said the attackers besieged Tse Ngban around 7pm and unleashed terror on the inhabitants.

He said, “A woman was killed on the spot, while the two others died shortly after the attack from the injuries inflicted on them by the armed assailants.”

Abel said the invaders had, the previous day, blocked the Daudu-Lafia highway near the NYSC farm at Uda Yagba during which they injured passersby.

When contacted, the spokeswoman for the Benue State Police Command, SP Catherine Anene, confirmed that “three people were killed in an attack at Guma.”

“The corpses have been removed to Benue State University Teaching Hospital (BSUTH) while an investigation is ongoing,” Anene added.