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Gunmen Kill One Kidnap 3 In Benue

In a renewed attack on Div-nzaav community at Kwande Local Government Area in Benue State, gunmen have killed one person and abducted three other persons in the community.

It was gathered that some communities in Kwande Local Government have recently come under consistent attacks by gunmen just as four persons were penultimate week killed allegedly by the same invaders in Waya community of Jato-Aka in Kwande LGA.

The Caretaker Chairman of the council, Tertsua Yarkarn, told Daily Trust by telephone on Sunday that the attack happened a few days ago in the rural community.

He said, “one person was killed, three people are still missing and one injured is receiving treatment in the hospital.”

Yarkarn said his locality, apart from several killings and abduction of innocent rural dwellers, had also come under serious threat by alleged herders who are now planning to attack the rural town of Jato-Aka again.

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Meanwhile, the State Secretary of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Ibrahim Gulma, said members of his association does not know anything about the incident and could not have carried out such attack as they don’t even inhabit in the area.

Gulma added that herders, who may ply that routes, are those from either Taraba, Cross River States or the Republic of Cameroon because the trio shares borders with Benue state in Kwande area.

On her part, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for Benue Command, DSP Catherine Anene, said she was yet to receive any report.

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