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Many missing as herdsmen strike, burn down villages in Benue

More than 200 inhabitants have been displaced homeless and several persons still not found after suspected herdsmen attacked Tse Sumaka and Tse Atorough Vishigh in Mbadwem Council Ward of Guma, Benue State.

The incident, relayed by daily post, informed that the attack was carried out late Sunday night.

An eyewitness told their reporter that the herdsmen, armed to their teeth, invaded the villages and began to shoot sporadically and razed about 20 houses.

The incident came barely two weeks after the formal launching of the Operation Ayem Akaptuma (Cat Race) in the state.

Many missing as herdsmen strike, burn down villages in Benue

One of the inhabitants explained that the villagers have deserted their home for fear of being killed by the gunmen.

“As we speak, I am in a bush with my family. They (attackers) burnt our house and attacked my brother with a machete, I don’t even know if he is dead or alive, please inform the police,” the escapee said amid shriek voice.

However, the effort to communicate to police operatives failed as the effort to reach the Benue command’s PRO, Moses Yamu could not yield any result at the time of this report.

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