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BENUE: Suspected herdsmen reportedly kill six in Ushongo community

SIX persons were reportedly killed yesterday night in two communities in Benue State’s Ushongo Local Government Area by gunmen who were thought to be herdersmen.

According to a witness who spoke to press yesterday, the attackers killed five persons in the Igba Ukyor neighborhood and one person in the adjoining Tse Baka community.

He noted that at around 8:00 p.m. yesterday perpetrators rode into the Igba Ukyor neighborhood on motorcycles and began firing randomly.

The incident has not, however, been confirmed by the state police command.

Benue and other North-Central states have had Herdsmen laying siege to them for more than five years.

Criminals have killed hundreds of individuals and ruined assets worth billions of naira since 2018.

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