Protest Hits Community As Bandits Slaughter 12 People, Injure Others (See Photos)

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Some armed men suspected to be herdsmen militias reportedly invaded Mchia in Mbagber council ward Logo Benue State on Wednesday midnight.

According to report, the militias struck the community in the midnight when the people were in their beds.

A source in the area told newsmen that no fewer than 12 people were killed in the attack that lasted for an hour. The source said uncountable casualties were recorded.

Another source said the villagers who were angered by the yesterday incident, attacked Hausa community this morning, September 22.

It was gathered that the mob razed down business and houses. Also, residents of the community have taken to the streets to protest against the killings.

The protesters who were mostly women carried placards while demanding government’s intervention.

Contacted, the Force Commander of OPWS, Maj. Gen. Kevin Aligbe who confirmed attack said the troops had also received intelligence about a planned attack by the terrorists “on Ortese, Nkohol and two other locations in Guma LGA on Tuesday night.

“We quickly deployed in the night and reinforced the places Wednesday morning. My troops noticed where they were hibernating in the bush and went after them. They made contacts with them; they saw them carrying their casualties and running into the bush.

“In the cause of coming back, one of our soldiers slumped, he was not shot. He was rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead. We are still maintaining the trend in that axis and that is why you have not heard about any attack.”

“We are still human when we heard about the Logo attack. The pattern of settlement of the people too is not helping us. But our troops are managing the situation in Logo.”

Also, the Benue State Polce Commissioner, Wale Abass who also confirmed the attacks said the police had recorded 10 deaths.

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