The Benue State Police Command said on Friday it has recovered corpses of 10 villagers killed by suspected armed bandits in Tse-Audu and Enger villages in Gwer West local government area of the state.
In a statement issued in Makurdi, the command’s spokesman, Moses Yamu, said the corpses were victims of the Thursday attacks on the villages.
He said they had been found by the mobile police contingent deployed to Naka, the capital of the LGA.
He blamed the deaths on armed bandits, adding that police also encountered the bandits during routine surveillance in the area.
“Eight dead bodies were found in the bush around Tse-Audu and Enger villages in Gwer West Local Government Area."
“This is in addition to the two bodies that were removed from the same area on the same day,’’ he said.