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Suspected herdsmen kill two, kidnap one in Benue

Suspected herdsmen reportedly killed two peoples and abducted one other at Yelwata community in the Guma Local Government Area of Benue State on Saturday.


According to PUNCH, a resident, James Igbudu, said that his father-in-law was kidnapped in the attack.

Igbudu said, “Herdsmen attacked Yelewata again, kidnapped my father in-law, Mr Iorver Igbo and killed two others.’’

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Though details of the attack were sketchy as of time of filling his report, a source claimed that the attack was unprovoked.

Meanwhile, when contacted, spokesperson for the police in the state, DSP Catherine Anene, said she had yet to be briefed about any attack in the area. Yelwata, a border community between Nasarawa and Benue, had in recent times witnessed attacks by herders.

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