‎Unknown gunmen kill 13 in Benue community ‎


The Benue State Police Command on Monday said 13 persons were killed by unidentified gunmen in Edikwu District, Apa Local Government Area.‎

Police Public Relations Officer, Catherine Anene, who ‎disclosed this in a statement, said the incident is being investigated.

The police spokesman linked the incident to an ongoing chieftaincy tussle‎.

The statement said,‎ “Edikwu district, Ukpogbo, in Apa LGA, was experiencing incessant crises over chieftaincy affairs until May 25, when the Benue government convened a peace meeting, headed by the Deputy Governor, Mr Benson Abounu, to put an end to the rancour.

“Peace was restored to the area but on August 10, at about 04:00hrs, information was received that about 20 armed men invaded the community and shot sporadically at members of the community.

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“A team of police officers were deployed to the scene where 13 corpses were recovered. Investigation is still in progress.”‎

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