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It was reported that some group of gunmen on Monday night killed Moses Udam who is a lawyer and his wife in Agboughul, at Makurdi, Benue State.

It was however gathered that Udam was killed on his birthday.

Justine Gbagir who is the Makurdi Branch Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) confirmed the grosome murder, said he was at Abuja when the news reached him.

Gbagir said he was told gunmen stormed the Udam’s house at about 11:30pm the night on Monday. The sister who lives with them also sustained some injuries and was rushed to an undisclosed hospital.

The killers were said to be after a livestock guard who has allegedly impounded about 2,000 cows since the Anti-Open Grazing Prohibition Law came into force.

Last Friday, suspected herdsmen stormed the area and killed four persons. Seven others sustained injuries and are receiving treatment in the hospital.

Gbagir condemned the killing and called on security agencies to arrest the perpetrators.

Police spokesman Kate Anene confirmed the incident and said officers have been deployed in the area. She added that two persons were killed and one is receiving treatment at the Benue State University Teaching Hospital, Makurdi.

Governor Samuel Ortom has said the state will not succumb to attacks by terrorists. He addressed reporters yesterday when he visited Agboughul

According to governor Ortom, the pattern of the attack and killings, barely four days after a similar incident at Tse-Angbande, was unfortunate and ‘bore the handwriting of mindless jihadists who are out to overrun the state’.

The Benue state governor noted that the attacks were a grand plan to whittle down operations of Livestock Guards and Agro Rangers who are doing well in containing attacks on communities and enforcing the ranching law.

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