BREAKING: Gunmen kill nine, including pregnant woman in Benue community

More than 15 suspected armed herdsmen assaulted the Aliko hamlet and slaughtered nine people, including a pregnant mother.

The attack occurred on Sunday about 4 p.m. in Usha Council Ward, Agatu Local Government Area, Benue State.

The chairman of Agatu Local Government area, Hon.Yakubu Ochepo, who confirmed the attack.

He told The Nation on phone that over 500 persons were displaced and many others wounded.

“Seven corpses have been recovered ,including a pregnant woman and others victims,” he said.

Ochepo called on the State and Federal Governments to provide security to the People of Agatu so that they can go back to their farming activities.

Agatu,a town located in Benue South Senatorial District ,has been under sustained herdsmen attacks since January 2024.

Benue State Command Police said it was yet to get the report on the incident when contacted.

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