Day After Priests Murder, Herdsmen Kill Another 16 In Benue

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Armed herdsmen have killed 16 people in a village in Benue, just a day after two priests and 17 worshippers were shot to death at the St. Ignatius Catholic Church. The latest attack took place in Ali Agundu and Tsav council wards of Guma Government Area of Benue State. The attacks took place simultaneously in the two villages. Anthony Shawon, the Chairman of Guma LGA, confirmed to Channels Television that the attacks occurred in the early hours of Wednesday. Shawon revealed that the assailants stormed Ali Agundu, a border settlement with Daudu where two Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps are located, at about 2.00 am and killed 13 persons. He added that while this was ongoing, another set of suspected armed herdsmen killed three people in Tsav council ward, also in the LGA. The chairman said the remains of those killed were buried hours later. However, police authorities in the state have yet to confirm the incident.
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