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Event title

Nigeria - Five killed, 10 missing as suspected herdsmen strike again in Benue

Event category

Social incident - Local security conflict

Severity

Low

Event date (UTC)

2022-06-22 10:05:10

Last update (UTC)

2022-06-22 10:05:10

Latitude

7.841229

Longitude

7.915709

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Guma Local Government Area, Benue

No fewer than five people have been killed and 10 others missing as suspected herdsmen struck again in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State. According to Chairman of Guma Local Government Area, Caleb Aba, those attacked on Monday were timber dealers. The timber dealers were reportedly attacked as in the forest at Udei. Aba said: “The incident happened yesterday (Monday) evening when some commercial timber dealers went to fetch their timber from the forest. “They have loaded the timber and were on their way back when they were attacked. “They were 15 in number. “So far, five corpses have been recovered. “The others (10 people) have not been seen. “Whether they have been killed or taken away, I cannot say, but they are being searched for as I am talking to you now.”

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