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3 killed in Benue IDP Camp



By Hannah Nathan, Warri

About three internally displaced persons (IDPs) were reportedly killed following an assault by accused herdsmen on their camp in Agagbe, Gwer-West LGA of Benue State.

This was verified by the chairman of Agagbe camps, Terna Jacob, who said the incident occurred on Monday afternoon when the victims went fishing at a stream in the neighbouring Gbange/Tomgov Council Ward and were ambushed and killed.

According to Jacob “Yesterday morning, one Iorhemba Cletus, 37, of Block 2 Room 2 of IDP camp Agagbe, left for Gbange/Tomgov Council Ward together with two others to fish so as to sell and get food and other necessities for their families.

“But the armed Fulani herders ambushed and killed them; their bodies were later found and buried.”

The camp chairman gave the identities of the other two victims as Akaa Clifford, 50, and Igbahemba Abua, 55.

He further said, “Akaa Clifford took to fishing and used the proceeds to provide food and also settle the medical bills of his sick wife.”

Speaking on the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Catherine Anene said she had yet to receive the report.

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