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Bandits kill three in Gov Ortom’s hometown



Bandits kill three in Gov Ortom's hometown

Three people have been reportedly killed by suspected herders in Ngban community in the Guma Local Government Area, the hometown of the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom.

According to The PUNCH, thirteen people have been killed in Guma LGA’s Tse Numgbera, Umella, Yogbo, and Ukohol communities in the last three weeks.

According to residents, the latest attack occurred around 4 p.m. on Sunday, when suspected herders invaded the Ngbea area of the Guma LGA’s Nyiev council ward.

A resident, who identified himself simply as Iorhemen, said, “They were Fulani herders; they came in their numbers and attacked our village around 4pm on Sunday. Three people were killed.”

Contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Catherine Anene, confirmed the attack.

She said, “Three persons were killed in an attack at Guma. The corpses have been taken to the Benue State University Teaching Hospital, Makurdi, while investigation is ongoing.”

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