Five soldiers have been reportedly killed and two others kidnapped after suspected herdsmen clashed with them in Logo area of Benue state on Sunday.
The attackers were also said to have burnt down Army patrol vehicles during the clash.
According to reports, the herdsmen had wanted to attack a village in Logo but where foiled by the soldiers.
The confrontation resulted into fire exchange between the herdsmen and military personnel.
A resident of the area hinted that the herdsmen overpowered the soldiers.