At least, ten persons have been reportedly killed by suspected herdsmen during a midnight attack on Tse Uoreleyev community of Ubabai council ward in Guma Local government area of Benue State, Daily Sun reports.
According to some people in the community, the invaders stormed the village while the locals were sleeping outside as a result of the hot weather. They were said to have shot sporadically in all direction
And by the time the smoke from the guns have settled, ten persons were left dead while a few others sustained injuries, a development which has forced many of the villagers to seek refuge in other parts of the state for fear of another attack.
But the Chairman of Guma LGA, Richard Shaor, who confirmed the incident, believed the attack was carried out by herdsmen.
He said, “On Monday someone was killed by herdsmen before the incident at Tser Uoreleegeb.
“The same herdsmen went to this community on Tuesday night and killed 10 people who were sleeping outside.
“Their remains have been buried because the villagers insisted that the corpses should be brought to the village for burial.”
Spokesperson for the police in the state, Catherine Anene, said, “The Divisional Police Officer in Guma has confirmed the incident. He said he saw five corpses at the burial ground.”
The Commander of Operation Whirl Stroke, Maj Gen Adeyemi Yekini, said, “Investigations into the attack in Guma is ongoing.”