George Okoh In Makurdi
Suspected herdsmen in the early hours of yesterday invaded Opaha Community in Edikwu Council Ward 2 of Apa Local Government Area of Benue State, killing a soldier and fourteen different folks.
According to an area supply, many different folks had been significantly injured.
The supply stated they observed an inflow of herdsmen earlier in the day however the assault began round mid night time, when most individuals had been at sleep.
Disclosing that a military personnel and fourteen different folks had been killed, the supply stated many individuals had abandoned the group because of the assault whereas these injured hadbeen taken to a non-public clinic in Ugbokpo and Adoka.
“As I am talking to you now we don’t know the location of many people because everyone ran away as the attackers invaded the community at night,” he stated.
Opaha is the village of Hon. Abu Umoro, House of Assembly Member, representing Apa State Constituency and the Commissioner of Finance Benue State, Hon. David Olofu.
Commissioner for Finance, David Olofu, who spoke on the telephone, described the assault as ‘unprovoked’ and that over 15 folks had been killed together with a military officer.
“Yes, they just went to my community and killed people unprovoked, over 15 people were killed including the commander of OPWS in that area.
“This is a peaceful community where the people don’t look for anybody’s trouble. The attackers went to the community around 4pm, and as I am talking to you now the whole communityy has been sacked,” the commissioner stated.
However, the Public (*14*) Officer of Operation Whirl Stroke, Flight Lt Flogh Oquoh,when contacted on the telephone instructed newsmen that the OPWS Operation Whirl Stroke Commander was killed on the scene of the assault.
The Police Public (*14*) Officer for Benue State Command, SP, Catherine Anene additionally confirmed the assault, however stated particulars of had been nonetheless being gathered.
This is the third time communities in Apa LGA can be attacked in the previous few weeks.