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Fulani militias in the early hours of yesterday attacked Tse Shan village, Saghev district of Guma council area of Benue State, killing eight and injuring scores. The indigenes told The Guardian that they were still asleep when the assailants struck.

They said the invaders stormed their settlements with guns and other dangerous weapons, killing and burning houses without let.The council chairman, Mr. Anthony Shawon, while confirming the incident, said he had submitted the report of the incident to the Special Adviser to Governor Samuel Ortom on Security, Colonel Paul Hemba (rtd).

He said the victims included two students who came to write the National Examination Council (NECO) test in the community.Shawon stated that both the dead and the injured had been given medicare.

According to the council chair, the Commander of 72 Special Forces Battalion had dispatched soldiers to the scene of the attack only to discover that the attackers had disappeared.The security adviser said it was believed that the attack came from a base in the council area.


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