No fewer than four persons, including a vigilante chief have been hacked to death in a renewed communal clash that broke out in Ogobia community in Ugboju district, Otukpo LGA of Benue State late Saturday night.
Details of the attack are still sketchy at the moment, but multiple sources told DAILY POST that residents had fled the volatile community for fear of being killed.
Confirming the incident to DAILY POST, the Benue State Police Public Relation Officer, ASP Moses Yamu, said four persons have so far been confirmed dead.
He, however, said the police were currently investigating the root cause of the sad incident.
“Yes, we are aware. Our men have been drafted to the area to calm the situation. Four persons have been confirmed dead so far.
“We are yet to ascertain the root cause of the problem. I shall keep you posted as soon as I get the whole details,” Yamu told our reporter on phone.