Gunmen Storm Drinking Joint In Benue Community, Kill Five, Injure Several Others


Some gunmen who are suspected to be members of the slain Benue warlord, Terwase Akwaza popularly known as Gana have caused serious chaos in Benue State.

They attacked Pevya town in the Katsina-Ala area of Benue state, killing five persons.

SaharaReporters gathered that attackers stormed a drinking joint in the town where their target was with friends and opened fire on them.

A a source said the gunmen trailed a man identified as Oliver who was a member of vigilante community guards to the joint where they shot and killed him along with four others and injured several others.

Narrating the incident which was said to have happened on the community’s market day, Nigeria Tribune quoted the source as saying that “It is true there was an incident at a community called pevya which is a border Taraba but in the Katsina-Ala local government area of Benue state.

“There is a member of vigilante community guards that was shot by local bandits at pevya with four others. His name is Oliver.

“We learned that the man had been a target of the bandits for some time now because they believed that he was an informant to security men in the area.

“On Wednesday, which happened to be a market day, some local bandits numbering five who were gang members of Terwase Akwaza aka Gana came in a tinted vehicle and trailed him to a joint where he was with other people.

“It was a market day and the bandits on sighting him opened fire on him and others at the drinking joint and succeeded in killing him and four others. Several people were injured and are currently receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital.

Confirming the incident, the Benue State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Catherine Anene said that the victims are yet to be identified.

She said that the “Incident is confirmed but the victims are yet to be identified please.”

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