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Gunmen kill 6 in Benue IDP camp attack



Gunmen in the early hours of Tuesday, reportedly killed six people in an attack on a camp for internally displaced people in Abagena, along Makurdi-Lafia highway in Benue state.

Benue state Governor Samuel Ortom, confirmed the attack.

Ortom stated this when he visited the camp, where the IDPs were already protesting the attack by blocking the Makurdi-Lafia road.

“You have all seen what is happening within the last two weeks. We have lost over 70 people in Guma, Makurdi and Gwer West LGAs alone, in addition to what you have seen here.

“Many are in the hospital apart from the seven that were killed. But I want to say that our patience is being overstretched in spite of our preaching of rule of law and due process. You can see that the people are fed up.’’ he said.

While protesting the killings, the IDPs blocked the Markurdi-Lafia Federal Highway and laid the corpses of the victims on the road.

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