Killings: 15 Confirmed Dead In Benue Herdsmen Attack

File photo of an attacked community

The Benue Police Command has confirmed the killing of 15 persons mainly women and children, and houses set ablaze.

The incident occurred this morning involving youths from Omutu who engaged in a fight with some herdsmen.

In the cause of the fight two herdsmen were missing and some cows.

A peace meeting was initiated by the Chairman of the LGA and the Head of the Fulani Community in the area, while a Police Search Party went in search of the 2 missing Herdsmen, one of who was found killed.

While the meeting was ongoing, some Herdsmen surreptitiously went on a rampage, resulting in matcheting to 15 persons to death and setting houses ablaze.

However, four suspects have been arrested in connection with the killings.

An extensive patrol of the community is ongoing which will be reinforced with the Special Forces.

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