Gunmen attack Benue community, kill five

Benue State Police Command on Friday confirmed the killing of five people in Tse Vue village of Ukum Local Government Area of the state by gunmen believed to be wanted kingpin’s gang, Terwase Akwaza, popularly known as Gana.

Spokesman of the command, DSP Moses Yamu, confirmed this in a statement.

He said that the police had received a report that Tse Vue village via Ayati in Ukum LGA was attacked on Thursday at about 9:00am by suspected Shitile militia (Gana boys)

According to Yamu “operatives led by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in Ukum on reaching the scene, recovered five unconscious male victims who appeared to have been strangled using ropes and one man who was injured. They were rushed to the hospital.

“The five men were confirmed dead on arrival at the hospital.

“The state Commissioner of Police, Ene Okon, has ordered immediate investigation into the incident with a view to arresting the attackers, warning that the command under his watch would not hesitate to deal decisively with law breakers.”

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