In a report by NAN, some unknown gunmen killed 13 people with the incident occurring in the Edikwu District, Apa Local Government Area, LGA, in Benue State.
The incident was confirmed by the Benue State Police Command spokesperson, DSP Catherine Anene. In the statement she released, she said;
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“Edikwu district, Ukpogbo, in Apa LGA was experiencing incessant crises over chieftaincy affairs until May 25, when the Benue government convened a peace meeting, headed by the Deputy Governor, Mr Benson Abounu to put an end to the rancour.
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Peace was restored to the area but on Aug. 10, at about 04:00hrs, information was received that about 20 armed men invaded the community and shot sporadically at members of the community.
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A team of police officers were deployed to the scene where 13 corpses were recovered. Investigation is still in progress.”
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