Bodies Still Being Found After Benue Thursday Attack
It is shocking that after two villages were attacked in Benue State, more bodies are still being recovered 48 hours later.
The Benue Police Command says it recovered 10 corpses of villagers killed by suspected armed bandits in Tse-Audu and Enger villages in Gwer West Local Government Area of the state.
In a statement on Friday in Makurdi, the command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Moses Yamu said the corpses were victims of the Thursday attacks on the villages.
He said they were discovered by the mobile police contingent deployed to Naka, the capital of the local government council.
The deaths were attributed to armed bandits, claiming that the police had in their routine surveillance, also encountered the bandits.
“Eight dead bodies were found in the bush around Tse-Audu and Enger villages in Gwer West local government.
“This is in addition to the two bodies that were removed from the same area on the same day,’’ he said.
The Police spokesman, however, gave an assurance to residents of the communities, pointing out that a detachment of police team on counter insurgency have been deployed to the area.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that he also advised residents to promptly report any suspicious movement to security agencies for immediate action.
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Gwer West local government had in 2012 and 2014 witnessed several conflicts involving farmers and herders.