Cephas Iorhemen, Makurdi
Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen Thursday launched a fierce attack on Makurdi and Katsina-Ala local government areas of Benue State leaving no fever than 11 people dead.
The attacks took place at Zongo-Akiki village in Mbalagh Council Ward of Makurdi and at Anyom community of Mbatyula Council Ward in Katsina-Ala councils.
A witness told New Telegraph that five bodies that were recovered from the Zongo-Akiki village attack had been deposited at in a hospital morgue in North Bank area of Makurdi while another five people were missing.
The witness said the attackers invaded the Zango-Akiki village, situated behind the Army Barracks in North bank in the early hours of Thursday and killed the five deceased, leaving many others wounded.
Information Officer to the Katsina-Ala local government area, Mr. Tertsea Benga, confirmed the incident.
Benga said six persons were killed in Anyom community of Mbatyula Council Ward in Katsina-Ala, bringing the total of those killed in both incidents to 11.