Again , Fulani herdsmen in the early hours of Wednesday (today ) launched deadly attack on Guma and Logo local government areas of Benue state , leading to death of nine persons .
It was gathered that herdsmen killed eight people in Guma and one person in Logo .
The two local government areas have, since the New Year day , faced incessant attacks .
correspondents gathered that the attackers invaded Tse Shan in Saghev Guma council area around 3 : 00 a . m while the villagers were asleep and forcibly entered their houses .
As at the time they left, eight people were said to have been killed , while several persons are still missing and many injured .
Among the victims were two students who had gone to the community to write the National Examination Council, NECO.
It was gathered that the attackers , who probably had come from Logo local government area , killed one person.
Chairman of Guma local government, Mr . Anthony Shawon , who confirmed the attack to journalists said he had received report on the attack on the people of his council .
“I received information that the militia herdsmen about 3 : 00 am today (Wednesday ) invaded The Shan in Sagyev and hacked down the villagers in their sleep .
“ Unfortunately, two students who had come to the village to write the ongoing NECO examination were among the dead . ”
The chairman stated that both the dead and the injured have been conveyed to Gbajimba General Hospital.
He said that he also received information that while retreating , the militia attacked several people along their routes , with one body discovered along the road in Logo Local Government Area .
The Security Adviser , Colonel Paul Hemba ( rtd) , who also confirmed the attack said, “It is believed that the attack came from a base in Logo Local Government Area . ”
However , efforts to confirm the attack from the state command failed , as calls made to the spokesman , ASP Moses Yamu , went unanswered .