Emerging report reaching Page 36 on Sunday, indicates that 7 family members have been killed in Benue State, following the invasion by suspected Fulani herdsmen into a community in the State, without any interruption.
The gunmen were said to have attacked Mbamondu community, at the outskirts of Makurdi, the Benue State capital, in the early hours of Saturday.
Mbamondu is in the Modern Market Council Ward of Makurdi Local Government Area.
It was gathered that the attackers also inflicted various degrees of injuries on 5 others, with 3 in critical condition being treated at a Hospital, in Makurdi.
A survivor who narrated how the attackers invaded the community to the State Commissioner for Lands, Survey and Solid Minerals, Mr. Bernard Unenge, described the attack as unprovoked.
On his part, the Commissioner said that he had to call on the Security Operatives that were stationed around Adaka community, also in the outskirts of the State capital.
However, before the Security Operatives got to the scene of the incident, the assailants had already fled, after accomplishing their mission.
Unenge told Journalists that 7 dead bodies were recovered and deposited at the Federal Medical Centre, in Makurdi, while 5 persons were also injured, with 3 in very critical condition.
He described the incident as heart wrenching and tragic, as it happened unprovoked, pointing out that his people were shot and butchered like animals.
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