Nigeria

Gunmen kill scores in Benue

The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Suspected gunmen Thursday night attacked Shikaan Mbagena Kpav community in Katsina Ala Local Government Area of Benue State killing no fewer than 36 residents, including students of the College of Education in Katsina Ala.

According to a Benue state government source, the attackers stormed the community Thursday night and carried out the killings.

The source said he got information from a resident that suspected gunmen attacked the community and perpetrated the killings.

The source said 36 bodies had been recovered.

Meanwhile the Benue Police Command has said it’s yet to be informed about the incident.

The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) DSP Sewuese C Anene said she was still expecting details of the attack.

“I have not received any report from the area but I have requested our men to check the alleged area of attack”

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