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4 killed, 3 injured as gunmen attack village in Benue

The Nigeria Police Command in Benue State on Wednesday confirmed an attack on Tse-Haaga village, Mbabai in Guma Local Government area of the State by alleged herdsmen in which four persons were killed.

The State Police Spokesperson, Ms Catherine Anene, also said that three others sustained injuries during the attack perpetrated by alleged herdsmen.

Anene said that the State Command had since deployed more personnel to restore peace and normalcy in the community.

A resident of the area, Mr Clement Haaga, said that the gunmen stormed the village in four motorbikes around 5 pm. on Tuesday and opened fire on the residents, killing one person on the spot and injuring five others.

Haaga explained that two of the injured persons died on their way to the hospital, while the remaining three were still receiving treatment.

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