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Sadly, one passenger lost their life during the heavily armed attack

Sadly, one passenger lost their life during the heavily armed attack

The incident occurred in Tyolaha village on Thursday, October 12, 2023.

Gunmen believed to be herdsmen launched an assault on a Benue Links bus transporting passengers to Otukpo via the Naka road in Gwer West Local Government Area of the state.

Sadly, one passenger lost their life during the heavily armed attack. SP Catherine Anene, the spokesperson for the State Police Command, confirmed the event on Friday and stated that three individuals, including women, were injured, with one fatality. According to a statement from Hon. Gyila Solomon Terlumun, the Gwer West State Assembly Member, three people were killed in the attack, and several others are still unaccounted for.

The statement expressed the member’s condemnation of the massacre and his sympathy for the victims’ families, particularly as the incident took place in his constituency.

The member called upon the state government to establish a permanent security checkpoint in Tyolaha village, which has been a frequent target of attacks by suspected armed Fulani herdsmen. May the souls of the victims rest in peace. Amen.

Sadly, one passenger lost their life during the heavily armed attack

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