Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen have reportedly killed 30 persons, mostly women and children, in Guma, Kwande, Buruku and Keana Local Government Areas of Benue and Nasarawa states.
This was said to have occurred on Saturday evening and Sunday morning.
According to reports from Punch, the villages attacked in Guma LGA are Tse-Uosu, Tse-Gbudu Taraka and Branch Umenger in Mbadwem council.
In Keama, the gunmen attacked Iornungun; in Kwande, the gunmen invaded Jato/Aka and environs.
It was gathered that apart from those killed, several others sustained varying degrees of injuries.
The Commissioner of Police, Hyacinth Dagala, confirmed the attack and said eight corpses had been recovered.
He noted that the command had intensified surveillance just as additional security had been provided to stop the attacks from escalating.