Seven killed, 5 injured as bandits attacks Benue state. There was massive flow of blood at Tor Donga in Kastina-Ala Local Government area of Benue State after the community was invaded by heavily armed gunmen. Seven people were killed while five were left injured.
Among those that were killed were four members of the recently formed Benue Community Volunteer Guards and also three other locals while a Catholic priest was left injured.
Reports from a local source, Joseph said some other members of the vigilante were also injured during the attack.
In a discussion with the newsman on telephone as reported by Sun, Chairman of the local Government, Alfred Atera confirmed this report and said that the matter has gone to the tables of all appropriate authorities.
“Bandits attacked Tor Donga yesterday evening and killed seven persons. They have killed Volunteer Guards members, injured two of them, then they also killed some other persons too on their way as they shot sporadically.
“Five injured persons have been rushed to the hospital, including a Reverend Father from Mbatseer who was going to Tor Donga. They met him, shot at him and killed the person in the car with him. The incident happened between 5pm and 5:30pm. They are the final remnants of Azonto Army because the volunteer guards. The volunteer guards blocked the road when they saw them, but they didn’t have anything to protect themselves, so they ran away as the bandits approached. All the security agencies have been informed.”
The quest of finding the people behind this inhumane invasion is still on going and will be properly handled by the military while we wait for further reports.
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