Men of the Nigerian military have been accused of attacking people of Bonta in Shangev Tiev, Konshisha local government of Benue state using aircraft.
An eyewitness account reveal that the military carried out the attack in the early hours of yesterday, April 6.
The eyewitness further said the military attack the community using a military aircraft and were shooting sporadically.
‘We have never seen such a shocking experience. Their was massive shooting by a moving aircraft,. Everyone started shouting, shaking, running in opposite directions.
The aircraft flew as low as 5-10mtrs above the roof level with a wicked soldier man who was shooting randomly and emptied a lot of magazines in motion.
This unexpected, attack made everyone to run out of the villages and look for a secured place to lay low.
There are actually reports of deaths lots of bullets wounds, the shock from the unexpected attack and the loud sound and vibration from the aircraft.”
It was learnt that the military attack the community Following the lingering communal clashes between the people of Shangev Tiev and the Igede community in Okpute.
According to an unconfirmed reports, youths of Shangev Tiev intercepted cache of sophisticated weapons that were sent by a army general from Igede.
It was gathered that the weapons were for the Igede warriors to fight the Shangev Tiev community.
However, the people of Shangev Tiev believes that the attack from the military was due to the incident that happened earlier.
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