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Suspected Herdsmen Attack Kills 14 in Benue Community

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Suspected herdsmen have killed 14 people in a fresh attack on the Mchia community in Logo Local Government Area of Benue State.

Mchia is a settlement between Abeda and Anyiin, located on Ugba-Anyiin road, Logo local government area in the north-central state.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Security Matters, Colonel Paul Hamba (retired) confirmed this to journalists after a Security Council meeting in Makurdi, the state capital.

He said the attack occurred on Wednesday night while the herdsmen, fully armed, stormed the community around 9 pm.

Meanwhile, troops of Operation Whirl Stroke have thwarted an attack on the Ortese Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in the Guma Local Government Area of the state.

Commander of Operation Whirl Stroke, Major General Kevin Aligbe, disclosed this to Channels Television in an interview, saying the troops killed the herdsmen in the counter-offensive operation.

According to the Commander, a soldier who was involved in the operation slumped and died at the hospital.

“We got information about these people (terrorists) planning to attack Ortese, Nkohol and two other locations in Guma LGA on Tuesday night; and we quickly deployed that night and reinforced the places yesterday morning,” he said.

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