Two Catholic Priests, 17 Other Worshippers Killed As Armed Herdsmen Attack Church In Benue

It was a day of gloom in Ayar-Mbalom community, Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue State, after some armed herdsmen killed two catholic priests and 17 other worshippers.

The attack took place on Tuesday morning where worshippers gathered for the early morning mass at the St. Ignatius Quasi Parish in Ukpor-Mbalom.

It was gathered that the attackers also burnt down over 100 houses during the attack and sacked the entire community.

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The attack came barely four days after the murder of ten persons by herdsmen in Guma Local Government Area and the destruction of several houses by men suspected to be military personnel in Naka, Gwer West Local Government Area of the state.

Most of the victims were attacked while coming from morning mass.

This latest attack raises a lot of questions as the herdsmen are noted for attacking the farmers.

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