3 feared dead in fresh attack in Benue

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Police in Makurdi, Benue state capital said on Friday, March 23 that some assailants have attacked a village in fresh violence that erupted in the middle belt state in the early hours of the day. FILE PHOTO: Police in Benue say that the attackers of Tse-Achia village struck in the early hours of Friday, March 24 PM News reports that the attack occurred at Tse-Achia village near Kasar in the outskirts of Zaki Biam, Ukum Local Government Area. , Benue state Police Command spokesman, who confirmed the incident, said the arsonists carried out the attack in the early hours of Friday. Yanmu said four houses were burnt while three persons, including a woman, were burned in one of the houses. He noted that preliminary investigations revealed that the attack could be `retaliatory.’ According to him, early investigations revealed that the driver who drove the vehicle that conveyed the people that attacked Zaki Biam was from the village that was attacked on Friday. Yanmu assured that the attackers would be caught and brought to justice. , as police deny arresting Peace Corps boss NAIJ.com recalls that gunmen had besieged Zaki Biam village and shot everyone in sight. After the attack, not fewer than 30 people lay dead and several others were injured. Meanwhile,gathered that following a raid by some gunmen suspected to herdsmen in Zaki Biam, Ukum local government area of Benue state, which left 30 people dead, the Nigeria Police Force has swung into action to prevent further violence. The Police IGP Ibrahim Idris has deployed special tactical force to the area, led by a commissioner of police and under the supervision of a deputy inspector general of police in the department of operations.

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