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Suspected herders kill six, soldiers injured in gun duel

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Suspected herders kill six, soldiers injured in gun duel

Suspected armed herders at the weekend launched another attack on some communities in Benue State killing six people and wounding three soldiers.

Suspected herders kill six, soldiers injured in gun duel

The incident, according to locals occurred at a border  between Tse-Abwa Mbapa council ward in Gwer West and Ikobi in Apa local government areas of the state

The attack on Ikobi community was said to have started since last Thursday that spanned to Saturday.

“On the 2nd of February, Fulani herdsmen macheted a man called Usman Ochowechi in his farm close to his village of Oloke in  Ikobi and they passed a message through him that they would be coming.


“And this they did as they attacked and killed two persons, and one Miss Eba Usman is still missing since the 3rd of February in Ikobi Ochekwu, APA LGA, Benue. After which they came back again on Saturday, 4th February, 2022 and killed four persons in the same Ikobi.

It was further gathered that following the attack, troops of Operation Whirl Stroke were deployed to the area to prevent further attacks. Members of the community said the troops gallantly repelled the invaders.

The OPWS troops were however ambushed by the killer herders  in Mbappa, Gwer West Local Government Area of the state. The troops succeeded in overpowering the attackers and three soldiers sustained injuries.


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