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Gunmen kill IDP in Benue

Gunmen kill IDP in Benue



Armed men who invaded the Ikobi community of Apa Local Government Area in Benue State, have reportedly killed an Internally Displaced Person (IDP).


Villagers told Daily Trust that the deceased who relied on farming to cater for his family, was forced out of his village alongside other relatives after the armed invaders unleashed terror in their vicinity.


Following the displacement, the deceased and others took shelter at a make-shift camp in Ugbokpo, the headquarters of Apa LGA. In a bid to secure a better living for his family, the deceased had raised some money which he used to purchase a piece of land with an intent to build a house away from his troubled village.


He was however killed barely 24 hours after paying for the land while on his farm to fetch food for his family who were starving at the camp.


A villager simply identified as Adakole said;


“He (victim) just paid N500,000 for land in the LGA headquarters yesterday (weekend) and went home (Ikobi) to get some food for his family. But, he was killed on his farm between Ikobi and Ologba.”



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