At least five persons have been reportedly killed by armed men on Sunday in separate attacks in two local government areas of Benue State, Northcentral Nigeria.
HumAngle gathered that three persons were hacked down by the terrorists who broke into the house of Inna Jato, a former state lawmaker representing Katsina-Ala East Constituency in Nagu village in Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State.
However, the other two persons that raised the total number to five were suspected to have been killed in a cult related clash at Naka village of Gewer West Local Government Area of the state.
Witnesses said many people were injured in the two attacks while properties were also burnt by the terrorists at the former lawmaker’s village, Katsina-Ala.
Tertsea Benga, Chief Press Secretary to the Council Chairman of Katsina-Ala said he could confirm that three persons have been killed during the incident at the former lawmaker’s home.
He noted that the attack occurred Sunday night.
When contacted, Catherine Anene, the Police Spokesperson in Benue State, confirmed the death of five persons in both incidents but disclosed she was yet to get the full details on the Katsina-Ala killings.
She explained that three persons, a man, his wife and a child were reportedly killed in the Katsina-Ala incident while that of Naka included two young persons bringing the number to five.
“On 27/12/2020 at about 1am, a gunshot was heard in the high-level area of Naka town and police officers were deployed to the area,” Anene said.
“Two persons were arrested at the scene of the crime while two young men were found in a pool of blood. Victims were rushed to hospital but confirmed dead. Five more suspects have been arrested and the investigation is still in progress.”