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Metro 30 Feared Dead as Gunmen Spray Bullets Into Crowded Yam Market in Benue State


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Gunmen on Monday stormed the popular Zaki Biam yam market in Ukum LGA of Benue state, spraying bullets and inflicted heavy damages on human beings and businesses, Daily Trust reports.

Police Commissioner of the state Bashir Makama, has confirmed the attack but couldn't ascertain the number of casualties. According to reports, about 30 people were killed as a result of the onslaught.

It's said that the victims were mostly women and children who were at the market. The gunmen arrived around 3pm on motorcycles and Toyota Corolla cars before opening fire on the marketers. There was pandemonium everywhere.

Witnesses said the gunmen also razed several buildings and a patrol station in the area which separately caused many running helter-skelter to be injured.

It was said that the gunmen drove into the market from the Shitile axis of Kastina Ala local government area and started shooting sporadically, and setting ablaze houses within the area.


Daily Trust
 

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