BREAKING: 16 Killed In Benue Violence After Church Attack

Suspected armed herdsmen have killed 16 persons in Ali Agundu and Tsav council wards of Guma Government Area (LGA) of Benue State.

The separate attacks, which were carried out on both settlements simultaneously, took place hours after two priests and 17 other people were killed in Gwer East LGA of the state.

Chairman of Guma LGA, Mr Anthony Shawon, confirmed to Channels Television that the attacks occurred in the early hours of Wednesday.

Mr Shawon revealed that the assailants stormed Ali Agundu, a border settlement with Daudu where two Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps are located, at about 2.00 am and killed 13 persons.

He added that while this was ongoing, another set of suspected armed herdsmen killed three people in Tsav council ward, also in the LGA.

The chairman said the remains of those killed were buried hours later.

However, police authorities in the state have yet to confirm the incident.