Many Feared Killed In Fresh Taraba, Benue Attacks

Several persons are feared killed following fresh violence in Taraba and Benue states, both in Nigeria’s North-central region.

The attacks, which reportedly started in Taraba State on Wednesday, was said to have spread to Akaanya and Nenchi villages in Ukun Local Government Area of Benue State, leaving 10 persons dead.

Chairman of Ukun LGA, Mr Tyokaa Iberlogo, confirmed the attacks to Channels Television on Thursday but said details on the incidents were still sketchy.

Jandeikyula, a Tiv village in Wukari Local Government Area in Taraba State was allegedly the first to come under attack yesterday (Wednesday) evening, resulting in the death of more than 20 persons, including a soldier.

Channels Television also gathered that more casualties might have been recorded as some of the villagers are said to still be missing.

In Benue State, gunmen suspected to be armed herdsmen carried out a fresh attack on Agbo community in Makurdi, the state capital on Thursday.

The attacks came a few days after the withdrawal of troops on Cat Race Exercise deployed in the region to stop the attacks by herdsmen on the communities in the North-central.

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