From Uche Nnorom Makudi
At least 5 persons were yesterday killed in Mchia, Logo local government area of Benue state by unknown gunmen.
Chairman of the local government area Richard Nyajo told our reporter on phone that the herdsmen stormed the village at about 9pm and opened fire on the people, most of whom were still out trading.
He said five persons were killed instantly with several others sustaining serious injuries.
“Yes I can confirm to you that the herdsmen attacked my village Mchia killing 5 persons and injuring many others. After the attack, they withdrew through Arugu a village close to Anyiin. The villager tracked their footsteps and discovered some bank ATM cards which will be given as evidence to security personnel to investigate. They were 10 in number,” he said.
The chairman said soldiers in the area went after the attackers but,
‘we do not know what happened afterward’, adding that he has deposited the corpses as well as the injured persons at the General Hospital in Anyiiin.