Crime

Governor mourns as gunmen kill 9 people in his Local Government

Governor mourns as gunmen kill 9 people in his Local Government

Nine farmers have been reportedly killed on their various farms in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State.

The State Governor, Samuel Ortom disclosed this yesterday, while briefing journalists in Makurdi, blaming armed herders for the attack.

The Governor said the incident happened recently while he was away from the state on a trip outside the country.

“Nine people were killed in my own local government while I was away. It’s rainy season and these people who are supposed to be in their farms were killed there,” he said.


The governor expressed worry that the terrorists were hindering the farmers from engaging in their livelihood as he noted that they were also raping both male and female victims.

He urged the federal government to live up to expectation as things were getting worse as far security of the country was concerned

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