NECO Exams Candidates Killed By Herdsmen

Two National Examination Council, NECO, candidates and 13 others have been killed by militant herdsmen in coordinated attacks on communities in Guma and Logo Local Government areas of Benue State in the early hours of yesterday.


Vanguard gathered from the Chairman of Guma Local Government, Mr. Anthony Shawon, that the marauders invaded Tse Ishav in Saghev ward, where mourners had gathered for a wake-keep at about 3a.m., killing their victims and injuring others. According to Shawon, “from our finding, they sneaked into Guma from Logo Local Government Area because we share a common boundary. They attacked Tse Ishav in Saghev ward. Eight people, who were at a wake-keep, were killed and many others were injured.

“ Among those killed were two NECO candidates, who came to the village to write their examination. “While they were pulling out after the attack, they also attacked any compound or house on their path, burning houses and farmland.

“Just less than 48 hours before this attack, they also struck in the night at Mbawa council ward near Yelwata, killing two people, only for them to strike again today (yesterday) around 3a.m. We gathered that they came in three groups. “We have recovered the corpses of those killed, while the injured have been taken to the hospital. “I have already alerted the Commander of the 72 Special Forces Battalion in Makurdi, the Commissioner of Police and the State Governor informing them of this bloody attack.”


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