Benue State - In early hours of Saturday, suspected Fulani herdsmen killed 19 persons and abducted 15 others in different villages of Agatu LGA of Benue State.
The council chairman, Stephen Dutse, said the attackers invaded Olegaje, Ogumogbo, Ejuma and Ogbagaji villages. According to him, the gunmen surrounded the villages shooting sporadically, hacking and killing residents in their sleep.
Mr. Dutse has urged the state security agencies to deploy their personnel to the affected villages and surrounding communities in order to prevent further attacks.
Contacted, spokesman of Police in the state, SP Daniel Ezeala, said the command was yet to be briefed on the latest incident.