Despite the visit of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to Benue on Wednesday, suspected herdsmen still killed five residents of Ukemberagya district, near Anyii, in Logo local government area of Benue State.
Anyii was the last place Osinbajo visited on Wednesday on peace mission before returning to Abuja
A community leader, Chief Joseph Anawah, said that the hoodlums launched their attack on Ukemberagya at 6:30 a.m. and killed five farmers.
“They moved from one village to another, shot sporadically and razed houses,” he said.
Anawah listed those killed as Bem Torjem, Apedzan Chia and Ikpuku Korya.