Over 30 Ebonyians were killed in the incident, and several survivors are currently being treated at the Alex-Ekweme Federal University Teaching Hospital in Abakaliki.
“Operation Whirlstroke Military Outfit, after we called out to them, helped salvage the subsequent massacre by repelling the onslaught and forcing the perpetrators to withdraw,” stated Chief James Oche, the Executive Chairman of Ado Local Government Area in Benue State.
“In the early hours of Sunday, May 30, 2021, herdsmen in large numbers attacked many Igbo speaking communities in the Ado Local Government Area of Benue State,” according to the statement. They unleashed a hitherto unseen level of chaos.
“Ndigwe village, Ataloga village, Odokem, Ekile village, Nduobasi village, Ekpufu, and Obakota villages were the hardest hit by the onslaught. The inhabitants of these villages have been forced to flee their homes. While some have died, many more have gone missing and have yet to be recovered.
“It was the Operation Whirlstroke Military Outfit's action after we contacted them that saved the subsequent bloodbath by resisting the onslaught and forcing the attackers to flee.
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