Armed men suspected to be militia herdsmen in the early hours of yesterday, ambushed and killed three members of community volunteer guards and three hunters in Guma local government area of Benue State.
Sources in the area said the guards and hunters were killed in an ambush around Tse Akaakuma village, a kilometre away from Daudu town.
In an interview with newsmen, executive secretary of Benue State Emergency Management Agency, (SEMA), Dr Emmanuel Shior, gave the names of the deceased guards as Aondowase Asema, Timothy Mbawa and Igber Sunday.
According to him, other persons killed were Akombo Igyever, Sunday Semaka and Aloysius Ayua, even as he informed that those who have been displaced have been taken to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps at Daudu and Ukpiam.
In a telephone conversation, security adviser to the state governor Lt Col. Paul Hemba (rtd) who confirmed the killings, said three members of the State Volunteer Guards who were on a joint patrol with policemen were killed in the ambush alongside some hunters
When contacted on the telephone, the police public relations officer Catherine Anene, said she was yet to get the report and refer LEADERSHIP to the guards’ commander.
Source : Leadership