Three women and two men including one Tyowooga Iorpuu, were killed by suspected herders at different locations in the Guma Local Government Area of Benue State, in what appeared to be renewed attacks in the state, The Punch reports.

Locals who spoke to newsmen said the first incident happened last Thursday at a location known as Udei in the LGA.

Four victims of the killings in Udei were said to have gone out fishing when they were attacked and killed by the suspects.

In the second incident that happened on Sunday at Njee in the LGA, one person was reportedly killed by the suspected herders.

One of the locals who identified himself simply as Anyamnhu said the last victim, Tyowooga Iorpuu, was killed on Sunday by assailants that raided Chongu village, Mbagwa -Mbawa, Daudu, in Guma LGA.

He said Iorpuu, 45, was survived by his wife, Mlumun, and five children.

Confirming the attacks, the Chief Security Officer, Guma LGA, Christopher Waku, who spoke on behalf of the Chairman of Guma LGA, Mike Aba, said three women and a man were killed in the first attack at in the Udei area of the community.

He said, “There were two incidents, one happened last Thursday at a fish pond. The deceased, three women and a man had gone to the fish pond for fishing between 3pm and 4pm but were attacked and killed by herders. The second attack happened in Chongu Village, Mbagwa -Mbawa, where one person was killed.”

The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Catherine Anene, when contacted, said she was yet to receive the report of the killings.


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