Crime and Security
Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen, Wednesday, killed 10 people in Tser Uoreleegeb in Ubabai council ward of Guma Local Government Area of Benue State. The herdsmen were said to have stormed the community at night.
“The people were sleeping in front of their houses when the gunmen arrived. They shot at them and immediately ran away. So, no one can say who killed them.”
Chairman of Guma LGA, Richard Shaor, said he strongly believes the attack was carried out by herdsmen.
“On Monday someone was killed by herdsmen before the incident at Tser Uoreleegeb. The same herdsmen went to this community on Tuesday night and killed 10 people who were sleeping outside. Their remains have been buried because the villagers insisted that the corpses should be brought to the village for burial.” he said
Also confirming the attack, the spokesperson of the state police command, Catherine Anene, said, “The Divisional Police Officer in Guma has confirmed the incident. He said he saw five corpses at the burial ground.”