BREAKING: Seven Community Volunteer Guards killed by militia gang in Benue

As many as seven people were confirmed killed by gunmen in an attack in Tor Donga on Thursday evening. 

Several other people were injured in the attack, which took place around 5:30 p.m. 

The chairman of Katsina Ala local government area, Honorable Alfred Atera, confirmed the incident. Tor Donga is a farming community on the Katsina Ala-Takum Federal Road in the northeastern senatorial area of ​​Benue. 

Atera told reporters that those killed were mostly members of the Community Volunteer Guards (CVG). He said five other people were seriously injured among them, a priest, who was shot dead as gunmen sporadically fired in the air before fleeing. 

The gunmen, he said, were members of a militia leader named Azonto.

Azonto was arrested last month in Taraba state and has been in detention since. 

He also said that since the CVG militiamen were unarmed, there was little they could do to avoid the attack.

Written by T.I Ukende

T.I Ukende is a professional writer and ICT consultant. He has written many evergreen articles for Benuecast blog, classicgist, ellabase and many others before birthing the newsway blog.
Newsway delivers well researched and undiluted information on business, employment opportunities, personal finance and government empowerments.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

GIPHY App Key not set. Please check settings

    UPDATE: Burundi’s first lady meets Aisha BUHARI as African First Ladies meets in Abuja

    The mining cadastre generates N3.88 billion in just 10 months