Four people, including two soldiers have been reportedly killed by gunmen who invaded some communities in Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State on Friday.

The armed men were said to have attacked some communities in the local government leading to the death of two people . Some of the villages attacked include Abugbe, Okokolo, Ugboju, Odugbeho and Olegobidu

Two of the soldiers stationed at the council area on peacekeeping were said to have been shot dead when the armed men ambushed them while on patrol of the areas.

Some natives told our correspondent that the attack had started for a few days until it became worse when the armed men moved to Okokolo and attacked the people.

Confirming the attacks on Agatu communities, the lawmaker representing the Agatu state constituency in the state House of Assembly, Godwin Edo said two villagers were killed.

Edo said, “Yes, the attack was from herdsmen, It happened yesterday, (Thursday).

Source : Punch Newspaper


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