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Benue Under Attack: Fulani Herdsmen Kill Scores of Civilians After Elections

Fulani herdsmen attacked Udaaya community in Benue state, killing innocent civilians in their sleep after they returned from voting.



Fulani herdsmen attacked Udaaya community in Benue state, killing innocent civilians in their sleep after they returned from voting.

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Tragedy struck in the Udaaya community of Benue state yesterday as Fulani herdsmen invaded the peaceful village, killing innocent people in their sleep.

Reports indicate that the attack occurred around 9 p.m., just hours after the residents had returned from voting in the national elections.

Eyewitnesses say that the attackers opened fire indiscriminately, killing at least eight people in Tse Alaa before moving on to the neighboring village of Tse Magum, where they continued their brutal assault on innocent civilians. The exact number of casualties is not yet known, but early reports suggest that dozens of people may have lost their lives.

The attack has sent shockwaves through the community, which is still reeling from the violence that has plagued the region in recent years. Residents are calling on the government to take action and bring the perpetrators to justice.

In a statement, the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, condemned the attack and called on security agencies to intensify efforts to protect the people of the state. “We will not allow these senseless killings to continue,” he said. “We will do everything in our power to bring the perpetrators to justice and ensure that the people of Benue are safe.”

The attack has also sparked outrage across the country, with many Nigerians taking to social media to express their condolences and call for action. The hashtag #BenueUnderAttack is trending on Twitter, with many people sharing their stories of loss and grief.

As we celebrate the outcome of the elections, let us not forget the families of those who have lost their lives in this senseless violence. Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this difficult time.

This is a developing story, and we will bring you updates as more information becomes available. Stay tuned to Mandy News for the latest on this tragic event.

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