The Benue Police Command said on Friday that it had recovered 10 corpses of villagers killed by suspected bandits in Tse-Audu and Enger villages in Gwer West local government area of the state.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Moses Yamu, said in a statement that the corpses were victims of the Thursday attacks on the villages.
He said the corpses were found by the mobile police contingent deployed to Naka, the headquarters of the local government council.
NAN reported that Yamu attributed the deaths to bandits, saying that the police had in their routine surveillance also encountered the bandits.
He said, “Eight dead bodies were found in the bush around Tse-Audu and Enger villages in Gwer West local government. This is in addition to the two bodies that were removed from the same area on the same day.”
The PPRO, however, assured residents of the communities of their safety, pointing out that a detachment of police team on counter insurgency had been deployed in the area.
He also advised members of the public to always report any suspicious movement to security agencies for immediate action.