Suspected Fulani herdsmen in the early hours of Sunday attacked Okokolo village, Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State killing over 20 people.
It was gathered that the suspected herdsmen also burnt down several houses in the village.
Confirming the attack by herdsmen, the Caretaker Chairman of Agatu Local Government area Council, Usman Alilu, said he had directed soldiers to the troubled area.
“We are on top of the situation now I’m Ikwulono, thanks for your genuine concern and your tireless efforts,” the Agatu Caretaker Chairman said.
According to Daily Post, a Health Worker, one Mary Adakonye, sustained bullet wounds and has been rushed to hospitals for medical attention.
See list of those confirmed dead:
1. Mr Baba Odoje
2. Mr Shaidu Magaji (a retired military man).
3. Mr Oloche Obiabo (Kaddo).
4. Mr Adehi Imaikwu
5. Mr Maji Baba
6. Ngbede Ibrahim (Ejeh-Akpabana son)
8. Mr Ekoja (Olundo’s husband)
9. Adams Dogara (Pst. Dogara’s son)
10. Late Francis Idu wife and her two Children (there names not mentioned)
12. Godwin Color
13. Musa Adanu (Alhaji-Nasouta’s Father)