By Uzair Adam Imam
Three people were reportedly killed as unknown gunmen descended on Tse-Ikem, Ukemberagya/Tswarev Council Ward of Logo Local Government Area of Benue State.
It was gathered that the incident, which happened twice, took place on Friday and involved a young man while the other one that led to the death of two people took place on Sunday.
A community leader, who confirmed the development to the Daily Trust on the condition of anonymity, said the incident which occurred near Arufu rural town caused pandemonium among the residents.
“On Sunday October 23, 2022 at about 6 pm, Mr Aondona Saai and Mr Avalumun Ukerchia Adaa all of Tse-Igbur in Ukemberagya of Ukemberagya/Tswarev Council ward of Logo LGA were murdered at Tse Ikem on the road near Anawah settlement between Chembe and Anyiin road,” the community leader said.
Solome Tor, the Chairman of Logo LGA, Salome Tor, confirmed the development to journalists in the state.
He said, “On Sunday at about 5 pm, two men on a motorcycle with a lady were ambushed by those who butchered them.
“They (gunmen) left the woman and she ran into the bush, so that was how we were able to know what happened.
“There have been selected killings of people and the target is the men not women per se… we have a high patrol of security agencies. Even on Friday, they killed one young man and burnt his motorcycle.”
At the time of filing this report, the police in the state said they were yet to receive any report about the happening.