Herdsmen kill one, injure many in reprisal attack in Benue — Police

The State Police Command confirmed the development

A reprisal attack by suspected herdsmen on Tse Igba Uke and Aliade villages in Gwer Local Government Area of Benue State has left one person dead and many others injured, the police have confirmed.

Moses Yamu, the Police Public Relations Officer for the command in the state, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Makurdi.

Yamu said the suspected herdsmen carried out the attack on Wednesday night, following an attack on their cattle by some youths of the village.

He also said the corpse of the villager killed during the incident had been deposited at the Aliade General Hospital and the injured receiving treatment in the same hospital.

Yamu also told NAN that angry youths took to the streets,on Thursday, following the reprisal attack on the village and barricaded Aliade Federal highway to protest the killing of one of their own.

Aliade Federal highway is a major exit route to the southern part of the country.

He, however, assured that the police personnel had been drafted to the place to quell the protest and restore normalcy.

The police spokesman, however, warned against jungle justice.