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No fewer than nine persons have been allegedly killed and several others injured after suspected herdsmen attacked Agatu community in Benue State, Daily Post reports.

DAILY POST gathered that the attack occurred Sunday morning in Adana community.

The reason for the deadly attack remains unknown at the moment, but Benue TV quoted sources as saying the attack followed an allegation by herdsmen that the people of the village killed two of their people and rustled many of their cows.

Confirming the incident, the Caretaker Chairman of Agatu Local Government Area, Hon. Suleiman Usman Alilu said he received a call on Sunday morning that herdsmen were attacking Adana and he called the Chief Security Adviser of the State, Col. P Hembah, and since then, security personnel have been deployed to Adana and everything has been done to restore normalcy in the village.

On the number of casualties, Hon. Alilu said the number of people killed was yet to be ascertained.

However, a medical doctor who hails from the attacked village, Dr Josiah Ikwulono said he received the latest updates a few minutes ago that nine people, including 5 males and 4 females have been confirmed killed.

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