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Armed herdsmen invade Benue community, kill nursing mother and abduct businessman

Armed herdsmen invade Benue community, kill nursing mother and abduct businessman


Armed men suspected to be Fulani herdsmen have reportedly invaded Anyiin in Logo Local Government Area of Benue state and allegedly killed at least two residents.

WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the gunmen stormed the community on Saturday morning and gunned down a nursing mother and young man.

It was also learnt that a businessman who resided in the area was whisked away to an unknown destination.

A source who spoke to our correspondent, identified the abducted man as Emmanuel Chukwukwe.

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“The herders invaded the community and killed two persons, they also kidnapped one Emmanuel Chukwukwe, the son of a prominent late businessman in the community, who was one of the earliest settlers in the community.

“He established a liquor business there, married there and gave birth to his children in that community”, he said.

As at the time of filing this report, the abductors were yet to make contact with the family of the victim.

The police public relations officer in the state, DSP Anene Catherine Seuese told newsmen that she was yet to receive the report.

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