Guma Local Government Area of Benue state has suffered yet another attack by suspected herdsmen.
A renewed coordinated attack in Tse-Ahentse village of the local government claimed 5, leaving two persons seriously injured and some yet to be accounted for.
Chairman of Guma local government area of the State Caleb Aba, who confirmed the unfortunate incident via telephone, says the militia struck in the wee hours of Tuesday, sending the entire community into complete disarray and laid ambush at the various escape routes.
Aba further disclosed that the two seriously injured persons, one male and one female, were immediately taken to the Government hospital in Gbajimba, the headquarters of Guma and are responding to treatment.
Principal special assistant to the Governor on special duties Abrahams Kwaghngu, who was directly affected, confirmed that all five people gruesomely murdered were his relatives.
In the meantime, Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has called on the federal government to synergise with his administration and step up military operations that will flush out armed herdsmen from neighbouring states bordering Benue.
Governor Ortom, who expressed sadness over the recent attack on Tse Ahentse, near Iyordye in Guma Local Government Area at dawn on Tuesday, said it was time the federal government further “steps up military operations in states that share common boundaries with Benue state because these communities along the borders have become targets of the armed herders.”