In Agatu Local Government Area of Benue state, some suspected armed herdsmen yesterday made their way into the Ebete Usha ward, 17 local farmers were killed and 3 injured in the clash.
Major General Adeyemi Yekini, the Nigerian Army Commander confirmed the killing, as he said the armed herdsmen get accessed into the Agatu local government through Nassarawa State.
It was confirmed that the attack started around 1.00am in the mid-night when the people of Agatu were sleeping. Many people fall victims of the killing including women and children of the local government and many were wounded.
Social amenities in the Agatu local government were also affected.