New attacks claims 5 lives in Benue


A new wave of attacks has again swept across Benue as two people in each of Logo and Guma LGAs were killed while the one other was hacked to death in Okpokwu LGA yesterday.


State governor Samuel Ortom made the disclosure yesterday when he played host to delegations of some South/Middle Belt forum, who were on a condolence visit over the January 1 attacks where over 70 people lost their lives.


According to the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for Benue State ASP Moses Joel Yamu, the bodies of two women were recovered at the roadside in Guma while one person was killed in Okpokwu.


President Muhammadu Buhari had in the wake of the recent attacks ordered the Inspector General of Police to temporarily relocate to Benue state, to forestall a recurrence.


It is not clear who is responsible for the latest attacks.


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