Not less than 44 persons have been reportedly killed in Nyiev, Guma Local Government Area, (LGA), by suspected herders, in another Benue, the state police command has confirmed.
Those killed include a pregnant woman and children under one year.
The Commissioner of Police in the state who confirmed the attack on Saturday, through the command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Catherine Anene, said 28 corpses have been recovered and deposited at the hospital morgue while investigation is on going.
The attack happened in one of the Internally Displaced Persons, (IDP) camps called Mgbam, close to Udei in Guma LGA.
Mgbam community is located at Daudu along Makurdi-Lafia road.
Locals from the area said the incident took place around 9pm- 10pm on Friday.
“As we speak, 43 bodies have so far been recovered. Among those killed are a pregnant woman and children under one year.
“More than 10 injured persons have been taken to “Wan Tor u Ben” Clinic in Daudu.
“The IDPs attacked are camping at L G E A Primary School Mgban, in Nyiev council ward of Guma LGA. The school is located behind Chief Shawa Tyoor Nyiev’s, resident.
“The attackers came and their target was to kill. No house was touched. The herdsmen attacked around 9pm to 10pm. They were brutal in the attack,” he said.
As at the time of filing that s report, officials of Benue state government were billed to visit the area to ascertain the level of damage.