Monday, 25 May 2015

50 killed as gunmen attack host communities of IDP camps in Benue

This is so, so sad! No fewer than 50 people were killed yesterday May 24th after armed men believed to be members of Fulani militia stormed Logo local government area of Benue State where some Internally Displaced Persons are being kept. The men reportedly shot and killed at will.

According to reports, the armed men destroyed churches, cars, houses, market places during their attack which lasted for about an hour. Iorza, Faga, Per and Ukura Villages in the local government area where the IDPs are taking refuge after fleeing their villages following attacks, were affected.

Spokesman of the Benue State Police Command, ASP Austin Ezeani while confirming the incident said he could not ascertain the number of casualties.

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