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Gunmen Kill Three-Month-Old Baby, 12 Others In Benue




A 3-month-old child and 12 adults have been reportedly shot lifeless by gunmen in separate incidents in some villages of the Guma Native Authorities Space of Benue State.


The gunmen had been stated to have opened hearth on travellers on Uikpam – Umenger highway round 3pm on Tuesday, the place 5 folks, together with the toddler, misplaced their lives.

It was learnt that the remaining eight folks had been killed at Department Ude at 10pm on the identical day

The Native Authorities Council Chairman of Guma, Caleb Aba, who confirmed the incident to Every day Belief, famous that there was a burial in Torkula and individuals who had been getting back from the burial got here below assault

“It’s true that there was an assault yesterday (Tuesday). There was a burial in Torkula and individuals who had been getting back from the burial got here below assault and about 5 folks had been killed

“At about 10pm, yesterday there was one other assault at Department Ude the place about eight folks had been killed, bringing the full to 13 folks killed solely yesterday

“Two folks had been injured by the data I acquired and they’re now receiving therapy within the hospital.

A supply disclosed that he was pressured to show his automobile again to Makurdi, when he noticed that the automobile in entrance of him was fired at severally, on his option to Umenger for a political assembly with some buddies

He stated the driving force of the automobile dodged the bullets and sped off to a safer location

“The herdsmen blocked the highway, and opened hearth on a Toyota Picnic, killing a 3 month-old child who was shot within the chest, and his mom was shot on her lap

“My colleague, who was immediately behind the Toyota Picnic on seeing the herders shot on the automotive in entrance of him, turned and returned to Uikpam

“The herders didn’t cease there, a sure Terver from Uvir, who was conveying his spouse, had their life taken from them. A sure Solomon Kumaiin was butchered by the killers

“The physique of Terver and his spouse had been instantly taken to a mortuary in Daudu, whereas the injured had been dropped at BSUTH for therapy,” he narrated

The Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Catherine Anene, stated she was but to obtain reviews concerning the incident. ……”…..the incident.

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