BREAKING: Herdsmen Butcher Family of 6 in Benue, Eight Corpses Recovered

Herdsmen have butchered a family of 6 in Benue, with corpses recovered after the attack.

Newsone reports that no fewer than eight corpses have been recovered after a deadly attack in the Abagana community, Makurdi, the Benue State capital, by armed men suspected to be Fulani herdsmen.

This online news platform understands that Special Adviser on Security Matters to the Benue State Governor, Paul Hemba, confirmed that attack, saying that it was carried out late Thursday, January 19, 2023, when the armed men invaded the community near the Internally Displaced Persons, IDP camp in Abagana.

Paul Hemba said the security personnel and other villagers have been combing the bushes in the community for more victims who were said to have been shot by the invaders.

Speaking further,  Hemba said entire members of a family of six were all killed in the unfortunate attack.

The Governor’s Special Adviser stated that the attack was unprovoked as the villagers were already set to go to bed when they met their untimely deaths at the hands of the Fulani bandits.

Newsone Nigeria reports that the Security Adviser said that the casualty figure may likely rise as some other persons who were fatally shot and wounded may not survive the injuries to their chests.