A gunmen attack in Nzoro Council Ward of Guma Local Government Area, Benue State has left 3 people dead.
The attack occurred at about 5:00am on Sunday September 20, while the villagers were asleep in their houses. Chairman of Guma LGA, Caleb Aba who confirmed the attack on Tuesday September 22 said;
“They killed three people in all. Two persons including one of the victim was beheaded on the spot while the third person died at the hospital. Five of the injured were initially taken to teaching hospital Makurdi, where one died (third person) while two others are now in Gbajimba hospital. We identified them (attackers) as Fulani herders by the language they spoke and robes worn.”
Aba further revealed that calm has been restored in the area as troops of Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS) have taken over security of the community.
Police Spokesperson in the state, Catherine Anene who also confirmed the attack said the command is yet to establish the identity of the gunmen.