Election-related violence in Gbajimba, Guma local council, has left two persons dead following an attempt to burn electoral materials last night.
It was gathered that the gunmen had attempted an attack on the election materials at the council but the residents stood their grounds against the attempt. This led to two persons been killed by the gunmen in the process.
This negative development is occurring on the heels of another gunmen attack in the Gwer East Local Government Area of the state where a primary school was set ablaze, leading to the destruction of electoral materials that were kept within the school facilities.
The suspected thugs reportedly stormed the school premises shooting in the air to scare residents away before setting the school ablaze.
In an interview with Channels TV, Nentawe Yilwatda, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Benue State said besides the Mbalom case, a number of hitches have been reported within the state.
He also said that he would address the media as soon as details of from security agencies get to his office.