About nine persons have been killed as suspected gunmen attacked Tse Ujoh community in Ikyurav-Tiev in Katsina Ala Local Government Area of Benue State.
The state Governor, Samuel Ortom confirmed that nine people were killed, right after the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, in the state, DSP Moses Yamu made the announcement.
Yamu said, “We got information that some militia suspected to be of Shitile attacked Tse Ujoh village of Ikyurav-Tiev council ward where nine people were killed.”
Describing the spate of killings as unacceptable, Ortom, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, disclosed that troops had been deployed to the affected area to bring the situation under control.
The governor assured the people of Katsina-Ala that measures had been put in place to prevent further attacks in the area, adding that three persons have been arrested in connection with the attack.
The statement read, “Governor Ortom reassured the people of the state that his administration will not allow armed militia to continue to terrorize communities.
“He encouraged anyone with information that can lead to the apprehension of the gang members to contact the police, Department of State Service or the military”.