Suspected Fulani herdsmen have attacked the Mbakyondu, Gwer-West Local Government Area of Benue State.
The Fulani militias killed no fewer that 11 persons in the attack while others were left injured with many displaced.
The ugly incident happened on Friday night when the residents were fast asleep.
A media aide to the LG Chairman, Mr. Udam Samuel told reporters that bodies of the slain victims have been deposited in a morgue at Naka the LG headquarters.
He said security agencies have been deployed to the affected area to ensure that normalcy returns to the place.
He said, “Security Agencies swung into action as directed by the executive chairman Gwer-West LGC, Hon Mrs Grace Igbabon”
Udam also said some members of the community were still missing as bodies were still being recovered.