Gunmen reportedly kill 4 in Benue community

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Gunmen on Wednesday allegedly ambushed and killed four persons in Ulevkyaa village Guma local Government area in Benue State.

Guma local Government is the country home Governor Samuel Ortom and had been under attack since January, 2018.

Narrating how the unfortunate incident happened, Media Aide to Ortom, Hon.James Igbudu told The Nation he was travelling to the village in company colleagues when suspected herdsmen laid ambushed and shot at their vehicles.

Igbudu, who has declared intention to contest Makurdi/Guma House Representatives seat, said they opened fire at Ulevikyaa village but escaped unhurt.

“As my driver manoeuvred to escape the herdsmen attack , they opened fire on another vehicle ,a Toyota Picnic, and killed a 3 month-old baby who was shot in the chest,” he claimed.

He said a man by name Terver from Uvir with wife was also shot and killed while another called Solomon Kumaiin was butchered at the same spot.

Those killed according to Igbudu were were taken the in Daudu while others who sustained injuries were taken to the hospital for treatment.

Police spokesperson could not be reached for confirmation as phone was switched off as at press time.