Suspected shepherds have killed no fewer than eight people on the Benue State Council of Guma.
The Guardian informed council chairman Caleb Aba that four people were in Mbabai and three in Nzorov. were killed, including two helpers and one in Uvir on Sunday evening.
According to the chairman, there were no reported conflicts between the villagers and the shepherds; therefore the attack baffled him.
His words: “I ordered that the deceased be buried immediately, but the bodies of the two auxiliary officers were taken away by their organization. It is members of Operation While Stroke (OPWS) who evacuated the bodies. The matter was reported to state security forces. ‘“
Police spokeswoman Catherine Anene confirmed that three people were killed on the way to her farm in Guma.
The government of NIGER state has praised the security forces stationed in Kundu Village, Rafi Township Council of the state, for repelling attacks by armed bandits who claimed the lives of two police officers and an unspecified number of criminals.
Governor Abubakar Bello, who made the commendation when he visited the Kundu security camp to pity the security guards, said he was impressed with the reaction of the security guards and assured that he would support the families of the killed police officers .
“No place is 100 percent safe, but the state government will do everything to bring peace back to the state. We are investing in security equipment and other logistics to support the fight and reduce the number of casualties, “he added.
Bandits over 100 had reportedly attacked the security camp and the security guards in Shootings raged for two hours.
In Kogi state, a doctor identified as Solomon Ndidiamaka with General Hospital Ugwolawo, Ofu Local Council, was kidnapped by armed men.
The The Guardian has determined that the kidnappers forcibly took the doctor away from the hospital grounds around 8:30 a.m. yesterday. Omakoji Oyiguh, and the secretary, Dr. Famotele Talorunju, confirmed the incident to journalists last night.