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An attack launched by suspected herdsmen on some communities in Benue state, has left a pair, their only child and seven others useless.  The communities affected in the most recent assaults embody Akpanta, Ochumeko and Ijaha in Apa Local Government Area, LGA, the place three individuals had been murdered in chilly blood; and Ucheen, a border group between Makurdi and Gwer West LGAs the place six individuals misplaced their lives. Vanguard reported that National Chairman of Apa Development Association, Mr Eche Akpoko, who confirmed the attack in Apa LGA defined that the invaders stormed and razed the affected communities on the weekend after killing the victims. He stated;  Akpanta and Ogwuji villages had been burnt down and the attackers killed three folks at Ijaha village. The Ter Makurdi, Chief Vincent Aule who confirmed the attack in Ucheen stated the armed herders killed six individuals in the group whereas one other fell and died on seeing the stays of his murdered kin. Aule stated;  Yes it occurred in Ucheen village, after Adaka, a border group in Makurdi. The armed herdsmen got here in at 2:30am and killed about six individuals.Among these killed had been one girl, her husband and their child. Besides that, three others had been killed, the folks had been sleeping when the attackers got here and killed them in their sleep.There was one other one that additionally died. The man was associated to the murdered husband and spouse. He got here that morning and noticed them mendacity lifeless on the bottom, he collapsed and finally died after being rushed to the hospital.We haven’t any points with these folks however they’ve been coming there to attack the folks. We have reported the matter to the Commissioner of Police and the Security Adviser. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Catherine Anene who confirmed the attack in Ucheen stated 5 individuals had been killed. She stated safety personnel had been drafted to the realm whereas the corpses of these killed had been recovered and deposited on the Benue State University Teaching Hospital, BSUTH, Makurdi.  On the assaults on communities in Apa LGA, she stated she’s but to obtain particulars of the incident.The submit Couple, their only child and 7 others killed in attack by suspected herdsmen in Benue appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.

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