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Three Killed By Suspected Fulani Herdsmen In Benue State

Three persons have been reported dead following last night attack on Anyiin, Benue State, the country home of the ex-Governor Gabriel Suswam, by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

It was gathered that the gunmen, apart from killing three people ransacked three roadside kiosks and made away with over one hundred mobile phones, destroyed assorted drinks and other valuables.

According to a community leader in Anyiin Chief Tardoo Ugo, they heard sporadic shootings which began at 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday night and lasted until Thursday morning, leaving blood and tears.

As at press time, the House of Assembly member representing Logo state constituency Dr Kester Ikyenge was in Anyiin to lend support to the victims and assess the damage done.

Dr Ikyenge appealed to the Federal and state governments to provide security for his constituents as it was the primary responsibility of governance.

The names of those killed are Mr Tatyough Uombor from Turan Mr Gbenger Orakundu of Mbazar, Tombo ward, and Mr Angar Ude Jugu also from Mbazar, Tombo ward all in Logo local government area in Benue state.

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