Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue has lost three kinsmen to attacks by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen.

The incident happened on Saturday when the gunmen laid an ambush and blocked the Lordye- Gbajimba road in Guma Local Government Area of the state leading to the death of two males and a female at about 5 pm.

The victims were reported to be riding on a motorcycle when they were ambushed and shot by the killer herdsmen who have taken over parts of the local government bordering Nasarawa State.

Soldiers attached to Operation Whirl Stroke recovered the bodies and deposited the corpses at Gbajimba general hospital.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Ortom, Mr Nat Ikyur, Saturday night, said, “this has been the plight of Benue indigenes in the hands of Fulani herdsmen who have invaded the state in a bid to take over our ancestral lands”.

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