Five persons have been reportedly killed by suspected herdsmen in Benue state on Thursday, June 10. Two out of the five killed people happened to be chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Freshreporters gathered that Mr. James Ornguga, the caretaker state publicity secretary of the party, confirmed the incident.
Revealing that one of the officials, Moses Allagh, was the spokesperson of the party in Mbalagh council ward, while the other was the financial secretary.
In Ornguga words;
”Of the five persons killed in the attack by armed herders, two of them were party officials from Mbalagh Council Ward.
“Mr. Moses Allagh was the Public Relations Officer of the APC in Mbalagh Ward, whole Simon Ugber was the Financial Secretary.”
A survivor of the attack, one Nyitamen Iorzer, disclosed that the incident occurred around 7am when they were on the way to their respective farms. He said
“They opened fire on us and killed five persons. It took the grace of God for me to escape with one other person.’’
The police spokesperson in Benue state, Catherine Anene, confirmed that the corpses of the five victims had been deposited at the morgue of the Federal Medical Centre Makurdi.
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