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Nearly 30 people suffered significant injuries as a result of the hardsmen attack, and many more are still missing and unaccounted for.
According to Chief Joseph Anawa, a prominent figure in the region, the attackers invaded the settlements around 10 o’clock at night.
The chairman of the Logo Local Government Council, Mrs. Salome Tor, reacted by condemning the unprovoked nature of the attack and lamenting how they went from one house to the other and massacred innocent people.
The news was confirmed by Lt. Col. Paul Hemba, Special Adviser to the Governor on Security Matters, who also revealed that the soldiers of Operation Whirlstroke, OPWS, the joint military/security operation, successfully repelled a similar attack on the communities of Ortese and Nkohol in Guma LGA, where many of the attackers were killed.
When contacted, the Force Commander of OPWS, Maj. Gen. Kevin Aligbe, who verified the attack, added that the troops had also received information of a herdsmen attack that was planned for Tuesday night on Ortese, Nkohol, and two other areas in Guma LGA.
Also, the Benue State Polce Commissioner, Wale Abass who also confirmed the attacks said the police had recorded 10 deaths.