By Peter Duru
MAKURDI—Five persons were weekend reportedly killed in two separate attacks on Tse-Semaka and Olegobiudu villages in Guma and Agatu Local Government areas of Benue State, respectively, by suspected herdsmen, including a herdsman at the Lower Benue area of Makurdi town.
Vanguard reliably gathered from a source, who craved anonymity in Agatu, that the victims were killed while taking their bath in a stream.
The source said, “the incident occurred on Sunday afternoon when seven boys went to take their bath at the local stream in the community.
“Unfortunately, they were ambushed by herdsmen, who waylaid and opened fire on their unsuspecting victims leading to the death of two of the boys.
“Others managed to escape while the matter was also reported at the Agatu Police Station.” He said.