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Gunmen Kill Eight Residents in fresh Benue Attacks

Residents have fled their homes in Ogwumogbo, Ikpele, and Ejima villages of Agatu Local Government Area in Benue State after attacks by gunmen left at least eight people dead.

The number took the death toll of atrocities by terrorists in the area over the past few weeks to 38.

According to information obtained by Spade TV, the assailants stormed the villages Saturday evening and started shooting sporadically.

Speaking with journalists in Makurdi, the state capital, on Sunday, Sunday Igbinowanhia, a Nigerian Army major-general who is the Force Commander of Operation Whirl Stroke in Benue, said troops dislodged the gunmen from the communities after a three-hour gunfight on Saturday.

But two soldiers and a law enforcement agent died in the battle.

The military commander said: “Three deceased, comprised of two soldiers and one Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps personnel, were recorded, and two other soldiers were wounded and receiving treatment at the Nigerian Air Force hospital in Makurdi.”

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