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Hoodlums kill 4, burn houses in Benue communities

At least four people have been reportedly killed in separate attacks on two communites in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State. Villagers told our…

At least four people have been reportedly killed in separate attacks on two communites in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State.
Villagers told our correspondent on the telephone that the incident happened between Friday evening and Saturday morning.
“Two women were killed behind Yogbo primary school and another one also within the community yesterday (Friday). Sadly, that is the village where the  chairman of the local government comes from.
“Today (Saturday), the attackers killed one person at Ukohol. They also burnt many houses in several villages that was attacked in the area,” a villager narrated.
Other villagers also narrated that residents had fled the affected places for fear of further attacks.
Chairman of Guma, Mike Ubah, confirmed the incident to our correspondent in a text message.
Ubah said, “Four people were killed. Three of them at Yogboh while the remaining one was killed at Ukohor within the said period.”
Meanwhile, the police spokesperson for the Benue State Command, Catherine Anene, did not respond to calls or text messages sent to her mobile on the incident.