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Gunmen kill 3-month-old baby, 12 others in Benue

Gunmen kill 3-month-old baby, 12 others in Benue

Suspected gunmen have allegedly attacked some communities in the Guma Local Government Area of Benue State killing a 3-month-old baby and 12 other people.

Our correspondent gathered that the gunmen opened fire on travellers on Uikpam–Umenger road around 3pm on Tuesday, July 20, killing five people including an infant.

According to reports the remaining eight people were allegedly killed at Branch Ude at 10 pm on the same Tuesday.

The Chairman of Guma LGA, Caleb Aba has confirmed the incident to newsmen. 

“There was a burial in Torkula and people who were coming back from the burial came under attack and about five people were killed.

“At about 10 pm, yesterday there was another attack at Branch Ude where about eight people were killed, bringing the total to 13 people killed only yesterday.

“Two people were injured and are now receiving treatment in the hospital.”

The deceased baby’s mother, Sewuese Baaji spoke to THEWATCH NEWS in a telephone interview said they had traveled from Makurdi to Umenger village for the burial of her husband’s relative.

According to Baaji, we were on our way returning to Makurdi from Umenger village when we suddenly ran into an ambush by the gunmen who opened gunfire at our vehicle at about 3 pm just before Uikpam community.

“The bullets, however, hit my baby (whom I carried on my laps) on the chest and my lap too. My baby died instantly, she added"

Another wounded woman, identified as Hambafan Akuma who was also carrying a baby, disclosed that a bullet tore into her wrapper and wounded her on the thigh.

Hambafan confirmed to our correspondent that her baby was saved from the attack.

An eyewitness, David Mzer also said he was in a car with some friends on their way to Umenger for a political meeting, when they observed that the vehicle in front of them was fired at severally, forcing them to turn back to Makurdi.

Mzer confirmed to THEWATCH NEWS that, the herdsmen blocked the road, and opened fire on a Toyota Picnic, killing a 3 month-old baby who was shot in the chest, and his mother was shot on her lap.

“My colleague, who was directly behind the Toyota Picnic on seeing the herders shot at the car in front of him, turned and returned to Uikpam.


“The herders didn’t stop there, a certain Terver from Uvir, who was conveying his wife, had their life taken from them. A certain Solomon Kumaiin was butchered by the killers.

“The body of Terver and his wife were immediately deposited in a mortuary in Daudu, while the injured were admitted to BSUTH for treatment."
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