Again, four die as armed herders invade Benue community


Four persons were weekend reportedly killed by suspected armed herders in Yelwata community of Guma Local Government Area of Benue state.

The death of the youths who were said to have been killed in their farms in the community bordering Nasarawa state triggered mass protests by youths of the area who recovered their corpses from the farm and barricaded the busy Makurdi-Lafia road.

It was gathered that efforts by security personnel to disperse the angry youths led to the death of another who was hit by a stray bullet fired from a yet to be identified security personnel.

Confirming the development, Chairman of Guma Local Government, Mr. Caleb Abah, explained that three of the victims were killed on the farm by the armed herdsmen while a stray bullet killed another during the protest that trailed the armed herders’ invasion.

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