10 missing, 5 killed in fresh Benue attack

Nothing less than five persons have died on Tuesday after some terrorists allegedly attacked the people of Guma Local Government Area of Benue State.

It was gathered that 10 people were reportedly no where to be found while a search was conducted in the bushes to find them.

Caleb Aba, the Chairman of Guma LGA, told newsmen that the incident occurred on Monday evening at Mbagwen community but he got to know about the incident on Tuesday afternoon.

“The incident happened yesterday (Monday) evening when some commercial timber dealers went to  to fetch their timber from the forest.

“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 spokesperson of the police in the state, SP Catherine Anene, however, said she has not got information about the incident.

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