Seven members of the family have been within the early hours of Saturday, April 17, 2021 shot at and butchered of their sleep by suspected Fulani militia at Mbamondu group, Annune junction on the outskirts of Makurdi, the Benue State capital.
Mbamondu us in Fashionable Market Council Ward of Makurdi Native Authorities Space of the state.
The militia additionally inflicted varied levels of accidents on 5 others with three in essential situation are being handled at a medical facility in Makurdi, the state capital.
A survivor who narrated how the attackers invaded the group to the State Commissioner for Lands, Survey and Stable Minerals, Mr Bernard Unenge described the assault as unprovoked.
In keeping with the group member (names withheld), the assailants got here at about 1am when folks have been in deep sleep, attacked and killed the folks.
He said that he needed to name on the safety operatives that have been stationed round Adaka group, additionally on the outskirts of state capital who responded swiftly.
Nonetheless, earlier than the army businesses bought to the scene of the incident, the assailants had already fled after engaging in their mission.
Mister Unenge advised newsmen that seven lifeless our bodies have been recovered and deposited on the Federal Medical Centre Makurdi mortuary whereas 5 individuals have been additionally injured with three in very essential situation.
He described the incident as coronary heart wrenching and tragic because it occurred unprovoked, stating that his folks have been shot and butchered like animals.
The assault happened inside 16 kilometers radius and two kilometers after Adaka group in Makurdi, the State capital in accordance with the Commissioner.