The police command in Benue has confirmed the killing of three persons in Tse Gamber, Sengev Council Ward in Gwer-West Local Government Area (LGA) by suspected herders.
The state police public relations officer, SP Sewuese Anene, told journalists in Makurdi that the victims were her cousins.
Ms Anene said the suspected herders launched the unprovoked attack on the villagers on Sunday, killing and destroying properties in the process.
She said Tse Gamber, a village in Sengev Council Ward, was a peaceful village whose inhabitants were farmers.
“That is my village. Three of my cousins were killed,” she said