Gun­men kill 6 in Benue

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Hope Abah, Makurdi

Six men were yes­ter­day killed by gun­men in Og­ba­gaji, head­quar­ters of Agatu LGA in Benue State. Daily Trust gath­ered that they had gone to the river to ex­ca­vate sand for build­ing with a tip­per when they sud­denly came un­der at­tack from the gun­men sus­pected to be Fu­lani mer­ce­nar­ies.

The leg­is­la­tor rep­re­sent­ing the area at the state House of As­sem­bly, Sule Audu, said gun­men were still killing his people de­spite the on­go­ing peace pro­cesses ini­ti­ated by the federal govern­ment to end vi­o­lence in the state. A peace pact was signed two weeks ago but there are still re­ported killings and at­tacks on people of Logo and Agatu. Po­lice said the sep­a­rate in­ci­dents in Logo at the weekend were rob­beries while the Agatu at­tack was not brought to their no­tice. Spokesman of the com­mand, Daniel Ezeala, said he was yet to be briefed on yes­ter­day’s killing.

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