No fewer than ten people have been killed by suspected herdsmen in Benue State.
The killers invaded Saghev Ward of Guma Local Government Area, Benue State, Friday night and early Saturday morning killing the people of the area.
The herdsmen also burnt houses and other valuable properties.
The killing was confirmed in a statement made available to The Next Edition by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Terver Akase, on Saturday.
His statement reads: “I can confirm that Fulani herdsmen last night and earlier today invaded Saghev Ward of Guma Local Government Area, Benue State and killed many innocent persons.
“The attacked communities are Tse-Abi, Tse-Ginde, Tse-Peviv, Tse-Ikyo, Agenke and Gbenke.
“Ten corpses have so far been recovered with many others injured.
“The armed herdsmen also burnt numerous houses, shops and other property in the area.
“This mindless attack was unprovoked, and we urge security agencies to arrest the herdsmen behind the killings for prosecution.”
It would be recalled that no fewer than 73 persons were killed in Guma and Logo area earlier in the year by herdsmen.
The victims were given a mass burial.