- Some gunmen have attacked locals in Wankya town in Benue state, killing two persons and kidnapping one more
- Reports said that the attackers were members of a wanted gang-leader in the town known as Terwase Akwaza
- The police confirmed the development and reported that the remains of the victims were recovered along a bush path close to Tse-Manger settlement in Ukum
Some gunmen believed to be members of a wanted militia gang-leader, Terwase Akwaza, have been reported to have attacked the Wankya community in Zaki-Biam town of Ukum local government area in Benue state, killing two persons and kidnapping one more.
According to the The Guardian, residents, local in Wankya, who pleaded to be left anonymous, revealed that the criminals invaded the community at night, forcing the victims from their homes and later killing two of them.
The residents gave the names of the victims as Saater Wantu, younger brother to the Benue state correspondent to a media outfit in Lagos, Denen, a recharge card seller and Terseer Wantu, who was said to have escaped without being hurt. Owing to the incident, residents in the community fled for safety.
Terseer, in his narration of the incident said he and the deceased persons had gone to bed before the attack, only to witness the invasion by the bandits, who dragged them away at gunpoint. Terseer said that the development has been reported to the police.
The police division in Zaki Biam confirmed the killing, adding that the remains of the victims were recovered along a bush path close to Tse-Manger settlement in Ukum.
The police said: “The two dead bodies have been recovered and deposited at St. Anthony’s Catholic Hospital Zaki-Biam.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com reported that dozen of locals were feared dead after suspected herdsmen attacked Umenger community in Guma local government area of Benue state.
NAIJ.com gathered that the attackers butchered several persons, including children and some village elders on Thursday, March 22. Among those killed in the latest attack, were one James Apav and Ataki Mageri.
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