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Bandits Shot Dead Fifteen Persons in Gov Ortom’s Village

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By Isaac Kertyo, Makurdi

At least fifteen persons have been reportedly murdered by unknown gunmen at Tse Tule in Udei, Guma Local Government Area of Benue State.

Checks by Day Break indicated that the victims went to the bush for timber activity when the attackers opened fire on them killing fifteen on the spot.

Findings further showed that the incident instilled fears among members of the community most of whom have fled the area for safety.

The incident occurred shortly after unknown gunmen murdered a Legislator and his Cousin in Benue South Senatorial District when they were trying to rescue a kidnapped victim in the area.

When contacted, the Chairman Guma Local Government Area, Mr Caleb Aba who confirmed killings via phone call, condemned the dasterdly act in its entirety, describing it as devastating.

Mr Aba who expressed worry over continued attacks on members of his community called security operatives to apprehend and prosecute those behind the act.

Police Public Relations Officer, Benue State Police Command, ASP Sewuese Anene, opined that she had not receive briefing on the said incident at the time of filing this report.

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