Insecurity: Bandits Open Fire on Traders in Benue Market Killing One and Injuring Thirteen
Bandits, suspected to be gang members of the late Terwase Agwaza, alias Gana, on Wednesday evening opened fire on traders at Abaji in Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State, killing one and injuring 13 others.
Two of the bandits were, however, killed by troops of the joint military operation, code-named Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS), who were said to have responded to distress calls promptly.
In a similar manner, bandits in the early hours of yesterday, killed nine persons in separate attacks in Birnin Gwari and Giwa local government areas of Kaduna State.
This is even as some Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, yesterday, opposed alleged payment of ransom by governments to bandits and kidnappers to free victims.