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As Herders Storm Benue LG Once More, 15 Others, including a Commanding Officer, are Killed.(SEE PHOTOS)

In a new attack on communities in the Edikwu 2 Council Ward of the Apa Local Government Area of Benue State, suspected armed Fulani herdsmen have killed an officer, one soldier, and 15 others.

Odogbo and Opaha, the homes of Mr. Abu Umoro, a legislator who represents Apa State Constituency in the state House of Assembly, and Mr. David Olofu, the state Commissioner of Finance, were among the communities that were discovered to be under siege by the intruders.

Following the weekend’s attack on the Ankpali community in the same Edikwu Ward 2, the herders killed three people in an ambush, including the Labour Party’s Ward Chairman, Mr. Nathaniel Ochoche.

It was accumulated from an indigene of the area, who distinguished himself as Kole that the herders, who raged the networks in what resembled a planned assault on Tuesday around 6 p.m., likewise caused serious wounds for a portion of the people in question.

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“Among the 17 corpses so far recovered this morning (yesterday) from the attacked communities were the remains of two military personnel, and one of them was the Commander of the troops that went to confront the armed Fulani herdsmen when the attack was going on,” the source said. “Among the 17 corpses so far recovered this morning (yesterday) from the attacked communities.”

Mr. Eche Akpoko, Chairman of the Apa Development Association, confirmed the attack when he was contacted. He stated that 10 bodies, including those of two military personnel, had already been recovered when he contacted the community, but that he was still waiting for an update from the communities that were under siege.

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The State Chief of Money, Mr Olofu, who hails from Opaha, additionally affirmed the assault focusing on that the assemblages of 15 locals and two troopers had been recuperated.

The Commissioner stated that he was on his way to the village to get firsthand information about the area’s development.

contacted the spokesperson for the joint military operation in the state that goes by the codename “Operation Whirl Stroke,” or OPWS, Florida. Lt. DO Oquah stated that he was out of town and unable to comment on the situation.

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Additionally, the OPWS Sector Commander in charge of Apa LGA could not be reached by phone.
In the meantime, Catherine Anene, the Superintendent, SP, and Public Relations Officer for the Police, who confirmed the new attacks, stated that she had not yet received any information regarding the development.

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