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At least six people have been reportedly killed in a fresh attack on Mbagum community of Tombo Council Ward in Logo Local Government Area of…
At least six people have been reportedly killed in a fresh attack on Mbagum community of Tombo Council Ward in Logo Local Government Area of Benue State.
Our correspondent reports that the attacks occurred simultaneously on Wednesday night in the two villages of Tse Ngojov and Tse Valem Yaweh in Mbagum community.
A Logo community leader, who did not want to his name on print, said the attack occurred at about 9:00pm on Wednesday.
He listed the names of the six dead victims as, Ander John, Vihior Mtomga, Morgan Varem, Saaior Uyoosu, Aondoyima Tarbo and Peter Asondo while the injured include, Mrs Terngu Tyavkase Usue, Igbaule Valem and Chiater Tarbo (Ajimmy).
The injured, according to the community leader, were immediately taken to the nearest Government hospital in Ayalimo, a town in the affected LGA.
Special Adviser to Governor Samuel Ortom on Security, Lt. Col. Paul Hemba (rtd.) who confirmed the incident to journalists in Makurdi on Thursday, said the Council Chairman, Salome Tor, had earlier briefed him on the incident.
Hemba said Ortom had directed that the wounded be moved to the Benue State University Teaching Hospital (BSUTH) in Makurdi for further treatment while arrangements should be made the burial of the dead.
Contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Catherine Anene, said she was yet to receive any report about the incident.