Suspected Fulani herdsmen militias have killed no fewer that 11 persons and others left injured in Mbakyondu, Gwer-West Local Government Area of Benue State.
It was gathered that the armed herdsmen invaded the connumity at about 4:am on Friday night when the residents were fast. asleep.
A media aide to the LG Chairman, Mr. Udam Samuel said recovered bodies of the deceased have been deposited in a morgue at Naka, the Local Government headquarters.
According to him, security agencies have been deployed to the affected area to ensure that normalcy returns to the place.
“Security agencies swang into action as directed by the executive chairman Gwer-West LGC, Hon Mrs Grace Igbabon,” he said.
Udam, a native of the village also said some members of the community were still missing as bodies were still being recovered.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Anene Sewuese Catherine, who confirmed the incident noted that a team of officers have been deployed to the area against further attack, DAILY POST reports.
“A team of Police officers have been deployed to the area to forestall further breakdown of law and order. Further information will be communicated to you please”, the PPRO added.