Another Benue village attacked; 3 feared dead

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Governor Samuel Orthom of Benue State
Governor Samuel Orthom of Benue State

Tse-Achia, a village near Kasar in the outskirts of Zaki Biam, Ukum Local Government Area of Benue has come under attack.

The Police said in Makurdi on Friday confirmed that the village was burnt during the attack.

The attack on Tse-Achia village is coming few days after Zaki Biam Yam Market was razed by hoodlums leading to the death of 17 people and 11 others injured.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the State, ASP Moses Yanmu, said the arsonists carried out the attack in the early hours of Friday.

Deal of the day

Yanmu said four houses were burnt while three persons, including a woman, were burned in one of the houses.

The police spokesman added that preliminary investigations revealed that the attack was `retaliatory.’

He said the identity of the attackers was still unknown but assured that the culprits would be apprehended and brought to book.

Yanmu said investigations had revealed that the driver that drove the vehicle that conveyed the people who attacked Zaki Biam was from the village.

Gunmen had besieged Zaki Biam village in a Toyota car few days ago shooting sporadically and destroying things on their trail.

The police said they were yet to fathom the motive of the attackers, but appealed to those with useful information that might lead to their arrest to volunteer it to security agencies.

(NAN)