– Some Nigerians have lost their lives again in Benue state
– The people wee shod dead when gunmen invaded their villages on Friday
– Meanwhile, several people also sustained gunshot wounds in the attack
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Gunmen in the early hours of Friday allegedly killed a total of nine people in different villages across two local government areas of Benue state.
Our correspondent gathered that of the number, five were killed in TyoughAtee/Njaha Council ward.
Shagbaor, Tse Tûgh village, Mbatyough, Saghev all in Gwer West LGA while the remaining four were allegedly killed at Imandeakpu village along Gbajimba-University road in Guma LGA.
It was learnt that several people sustained gun wounds in the communities during the attacks.
Villagers said the gunmen besieged their communities in the dead of the night, fired gunshots sporadically and hacked some people to death with cutlasses.
They also told our correspondent by telephone that there was security intervention in the Gwer West area which forced the gunmen to flee the scene.
The villagers however claimed that security personnel rescued some of the wounded persons, including a pregnant woman, and took them to a hospital in Naka, the headquarters of Gwer West LGA.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Catherine Anene, did not respond to the call placed to her telephone.
Meanwhile, Bioreports had reported that the Defence Minister, Magashi Bashir troops fighting terrorist in Borno state that bullets will not kill them.
Specifically, the minister charged troops of Operation Lafiya Dole not to fear any bullet from the terrorists. He said this when he visited the Theatre Command in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, on Sunday, April 18.
“Don’t fear any bullet, the bullet will come and it will go, If you are not meant to die by a bullet you will never die but if you are meant to die by a bullet, even in your bedroom bullet will come and reach you, which is what I experienced during service.”
Bioreports had also reported that following the activities of Boko Haram in Damasak, a town in Borno, the Nigerian defence minister, Bashir Magashi, alongside some service chiefs, stormed Maiduguri, the state capital on Sunday, April 18.
Magashi left Abuja on Sunday with the chief of defence staff, General Lucky Irabor and other security chiefs.
The minister and the military heads were received upon their arrival in Maiduguri by Major-General Faruk Yahaya, the theatre commander of Operation Lafiya Dole.
Also, soldiers of Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS) have killed five armed bandits who attacked a community in Makurdi local government area of Benue state.
The soldiers raided the bandits’ hideouts within the borders of Benue and Nasarawa states on Saturday, April 17.