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11 killed in Benue communities

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At least, 11 people have been killed in two separate incidents in Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State.

This is barely one week after gunmen attacked and killed 27 people in Odugbeho community of Agatu LGA.

Our correspondent reports that the latest killings occurred again in Odugbeho and two other rural villages of Aila and Adagbo.

Daily Trust gathered while two people were killed in Odugbeho, the remaining nine people were killed in Aila and Adagbo villages on Sunday night.

Council Chairman of Agatu, Adoyi Sule, told our correspondent on the telephone that the attack on Odugbeho community, which led to the death of two people, was carried out by suspected armed herders.

Sule said that armed herders invaded the community on Sunday night, killed the two people and burnt 21 houses.

He also disclosed that the other nine deaths were recorded as a result of a communal crisis between Aila and Adagbo communities, adding that eight people who were wounded during the clash were now receiving treatment in the hospital.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, DSP Catherine Anene, said she was yet to receive any of the reports about the incident.