Suspected bandits again attacked the Abagana community opposite the Internally Displaced Persons’ camp located along Makurdi/Laafia road in Benue State.
The attack which happened on Thursday night came barely two years after the community witnessed invasion in which seven people were murdered. Sources in the community informed City Round that a family of six and two others were beheaded in the latest attack.
It was further gathered that the suspected bandits invaded the area around 9pm, shot indiscriminately and killed eight people among who were a husband and wife and their four children.
A source in the community said, “On Thursday at about 2100hrs, suspected bandits invaded the Abagana community opposite the IDP camp and killed many people. Eight corpses, including women and children, have been recovered and another eight people were injured and they have been evacuated to hospital for treatment. Some of the bodies were beheaded and the heads taken away. A man with his wife and four children were all wiped out in the attack.’’