Police recover three bodies after herdsmen’s attack in Benue

Police recover three bodies after herdsmen’s attack in Benue

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The Nigeria police, Benue State Command, says it has recovered three corpses after suspected herdsmen attacked Adama village, a riverine area in Agatu Local Government Area of the State.

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Police Public Relations Officer of the State Command, Catherine Anene, said operatives received intelligence report on Sunday at about 5:30am that suspected herdsmen attacked Adama village.

She said that a team of police officers have been deployed to the area but the level of destruction or casualties is yet to be ascertained, assuring however that police will do its best to bring the perpetrators to book.

Accoeding to her, “information was received on Sunday at about 5:30am that suspected herdsmen attacked Adama village, a riverine area in Agatu that is not motorable”.

But, Agatu Council Chairman, Usman Suleiman, who confirmed the incident to our Correspondent, said that about nine people were reportedly killed when the hoodlums attacked the three Communities of Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State.

Suleiman said several others unaccounted for in the coordinated attacks on Sunday morning.

He that information got to him around 7:00am that Adana Community was under attack by suspected gunmen.

He stressed that he quickly alerted the Special Adviser on Security, the Operation Whirl Stroke, OPWS, Air Force, Police and other security agencies in the State to come to their aide.

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Security agencies responded swiftly, arrested some persons and have so far recovered 9 corpses as at the time of this report, he asserted.

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