Gunmen kill three IDPs in Benue


Three persons from the Agagbe Internally Displaced Persons camp have been killed by suspected armed herders while returning from their farms.

In order to feed their families in camps across the state, male adults were said to have taken to farming.

The victims met their end on Monday evening while returning from the farm.

The former manager of the camp, Terna Jacob, confirmed the incident to our correspondent on Tuesday.

Jacob said, “The deceased identified as Mr Ameeya Solomon 38yrs of Tse Kuan in Mbabuande council ward, Mr Adagu Terwase 40 of Tse Abua in Mbapa council ward and Master Orkaha Terkende 16 years old of Tse Maihwa in Mbabuande council ward were killed as they were coming back from their farms to Agagbe town to sleep as their homes were already been burnt down by armed Fulani herders.”

He added that one of those who escaped the attack, Orkaha Terfa who is the elder brother to the 16-year-old boy killed alongside others said they were ambushed by suspected herders close to NKST Church at Tse Nyamti as they were coming back from farm.

According to Jacob, the three victims were killed as they ran for safety after they were ambushed.

Our correspondent gathered that two of the deceased were said to have been buried while the remains of the third person had been deposited at a morgue in Agagbe.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Catherine Anene said she had not received the report of the incident.


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