Nigerians are still looking forward to an end to the blood letting that is ongoing in Benue State.

In the early hours of Friday, suspected gunmen attacked Tse Ujoh community in Ikyurav-Tiev in Katsina Alla local government area of the State, killing several people.

An eyewitness told the Punch that 12 people were found dead, but Police said it was nine persons that got killed in the attack.

According to an eyewitness account, the attackers stormed the community in a commando manner, shooting indiscriminately, leading to the death of eight persons on the spot.

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The eyewitness further said that some people were injured and taken to an undisclosed hospital, where four others later died.

“The attackers stormed Tse Ujoh village in Ikyurav-Tiev in the early hours of Friday. As soon as they invaded the village, they were shooting sporadically, some entered into houses and attacked people.

“By the time they left, several people were injured, at least twelve bodies were found and taken to hospital morgue*, the eyewitness said.

Reacting to the attack, the state governor, Samuel Ortom who decried the constant attacks on Katsina Alla axis said that nine people were killed.

The Governor described as unacceptable, the latest attack on the community.

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The governor who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase disclosed that troops had been deployed to the affected area to bring the situation under control.

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