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Suspected herdsmen kill 100 in Benue

26 May 2015, 16:06

Benue -  100 persons were feared killed, while several houses and farmlands were burnt in an early Sunday morning attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen on four villages in Logo Local Government Area of Benue State, Vanguard reports.

It was gathered that the gunmen invaded the area at about 4a.m. shooting sporadically and killing many people at the refugee camps in Ukura, Gafa, Per and Gusa villages.

Also read: 45 villagers killed by suspected herdsmen in Benue

Those killed in the operation, which lasted for more than five hours, included children, women and the aged, most of whom were taking refuge in the affected communities after they had been displaced from their ancestral homes during previous attacks.

the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Joseph Anawah, an indigene of the area confirmed the report, adding that the deceased victims had been buried in a mass grave.

Read more at Vanguard

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