Benue: Five killed, 10 missing as terrorists attack Guma community


 

Gunmen suspected to be terrorists attacked Guma Local Government Area of Benue State on Tuesday night, killing five people.

A source in Guma LGA community said that ten other persons are still missing, adding that a search party is being conducted to comb the bush to find them

Chairman of Guma LGA, Caleb Aba, who confirmed the killing, said the incident happened on Monday evening at Mbagwen community but he was informed on Tuesday afternoon.

According to him, the victims involved timber dealers who went on Monday evening to convey timber they had cut down from the forest in Mbagwen, a community close to Yelewata in Guma.

“They (sawyers) have loaded the timber and were on their way back when they were attacked. They were 15 in number.

So far, five corpses have been recovered. Ten other people have not been seen. We don’t know whether they have been killed or taken away. They are being searched for as I speak to you,” the chairman said.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Catherine Anene, did not pick her phone when contacted for confirmation

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