JUST IN: Gunmen Kill 100 In Fresh Attack On Benue Villages
Blood flowed freely after gunmen killed at least 100 in four council wards of Kastina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue over the weekend.
A spokesman for the Kastina-Ala council chairman, Tertsea Benga, disclosed this in a statement on Monday.
Benga said over 100 dead bodies had been recovered from many villages in the four council wards.
He alleged that the gunmen stormed the communities on Saturday and burnt down houses.
Benga listed the initially affected villages to include Vingir, Tse Nyipila and Tse Guji all in Mbayongo ward, adding that the attackers proceeded to Kenvanger in Mbatyula council ward on Sunday afternoon.
Most of the corpses were recovered from the bush
The Chairman of Kastina-Ala LGA, Alfred Atera, said over 100 people were killed during the weekend in the four council wards of Mbayongo, Yooyo, Utange and Mbatyula/Mberev in a coordinated attack.
Atera blamed the attack on the collaboration between suspected armed herders and ‘Gana boys’ (loyalists of the slain Benue criminal kingpin, Terwase Akwaza, popularly known as ‘Gana’), adding that security personnel, though doing their best, were however overwhelmed.