19 Killed in fresh Gunmen attack on Agatu

Posted: March 29, 2014 in Uncategorized
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No fewer than 19 persons were yesterday killed in different villages of Agatu Local Government Area of Benue state, while 15 others were abducted.Image

Among those killed or taken away were women and children, in the latest series of attacks by the gunmen who razed down many houses in the area. 

The local government council chairman, Stephen Dutse, said the attackers invaded Olegaje, Ogumogbo, Ejuma and Ogbagaji, headquarters of the local government. 

According to him, the incident occurred simultaneously at 10pm on Friday when most of the villagers had gone to bed. 

Representative of the council area in the state legislature corroborating the chairman, Sule Audu, who corroborated the report of the council chairman, lamented the absence of security operatives during the attacks in the affected communities. 

He therefore appealed to security agencies in the state to deploy their personnel to the affected villages and surrounding communities, in order to prevent further attacks on his people. 

When contacted, spokesman of police in the state, SP, Daniel Ezeala, said the command was yet to be briefed on the incident

  1. This attacks constitute a ravaging viral effect; destructive to the whole land. My heartfelt condolences to those who have lost loved ones. The enemy wants to overwhelm us and terrorize us. How long shall we vacillate over a decisive military response to flush out the enemy from our Elsewhile peaceful state?


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