Gunmen, suspected to be Fulani militias, on Wednesday morning raided and killed no fewer than 30 persons, mostly women, children and the aged, in three council wards of Logo Local Government Area of Benue State.
Incumbent Governor of Benue State, Mr. Gabriel Suswam, is from Anyiin, Gambe-Tiev in Logo local government area of the state.
Some displaced persons told The PUNCH that they fled to Ugba, the headquarters of the LGA and Zaki-Biam, the neighbouring headquarters of Ukum LGA, adding that the invaders stormed the village at about 5am.
One of them, identified simply as Agema, said, “The attackers started shooting and we were all running for our lives.”
“Our people there told us that about thirty bodies, most of them women, children and the aged were identified”.
A governor’s aide, who is also from the area, confirmed the report, explaining that a search was ongoing for the casualties.
Police Public Relations Officer, Austin Ezeani, confirmed the report, saying security agents had already deployed in the areas.