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Alia fumes as gunmen kill scores in Benue community

Written by on July 10, 2023

An official in that state has said the latest attack by armed persons on a community in Benue has left scores of people dead.

Tersoo Kula, the spokesperson of Governor Hyacinth Alia of Benue, who confirmed the attack in a statement, says the governor condemned the unprovoked attack.

He says the attack occurred in Ukum Local Government Area of the state.

According to the statement, scores of people were killed when the armed hoodlums attacked the community at the weekend.

The statement said Mr Alia received the news of the attack with shock, adding that the governor was disheartened to hear that innocent residents had been attacked and murdered in cold blood for no just cause.

From the South-East comes this report which says Governor Peter Mbah of Enugu State has described as enemies of Nnamdi Kanu, those enforcing a sit-at-home order in the state and other parts of the South-east.

According to him, such individuals are not seeking the release of the leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra.

Mr. Mbah spoke at the weekend during a media chat with Enugu-based journalists and media executives at the Government House, Enugu.

IPOB, in August 2021, introduced a sit-at-home order every Monday across the south-east to pressure the Nigerian government to release its detained leader, Kanu, who is standing trial on treason charges at the Federal High Court, Abuja.

The governor says those enforcing the order are only criminals hiding under the guise of being Biafra agitators and protesting the detention of Mr Kanu to commit crimes.

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