Benue Attack: Gunmen Fatally Shoot Guard, Injure Another

A tragic incident occurred in the early hours of Monday, July 3, 2023, when a group of armed men attacked a security post in Benue State, Nigeria. According to eyewitnesses, the gunmen opened fire on the guards who were on duty at the entrance of a residential estate. One of the guards was killed on the spot, while another was critically wounded and rushed to the hospital.

The motive behind the attack is still unknown, but some residents suspect that it may be related to the ongoing communal clashes in the state. The police have launched an investigation into the incident and have vowed to bring the perpetrators to justice. The governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has condemned the attack and expressed his condolences to the family of the deceased guard. He also urged the people of Benue to remain calm and vigilant, and to cooperate with the security agencies to restore peace and order in the state.

The attack has raised concerns about the security situation in Benue, which has been plagued by violence and insecurity for several years. The state has witnessed several attacks by suspected herdsmen, bandits, cultists and kidnappers, who have killed hundreds of people and displaced thousands more. The federal government has deployed troops and police officers to the state to curb the violence, but many residents feel that more needs to be done to protect their lives and properties.

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