Police Confirm Killing Of 3 In Benue Herdsmen Attack


Makurdi ----------  The Police in Benue State Sunday, confirmed the killing of three persons by suspected herdsmen at Adama village in Agatu Local Government Area of the state.

Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Catherine Anene, confirmed the attack in a statement in Makurdi.

Anene said Adama village was a riverine community in Agatu with no motorable roads, adding that the state police command had so far recovered three dead bodies, even as more personnel had been deployed to the area to enforce law and order.

The statement read, “Information received on June 14, 2020 at about 05:30 hours that suspected herdsmen attacked Adama village, a riverine area in Agatu that is not motorable.

“A team of police officers have been deployed to the area but the level of destruction and casualties are yet to be ascertained.

“Further development will be communicated to you as soon as the team on ground start sending reports but three corpses confirmed so far.”