Herdsman (photo credit: BBC)

Seven people have been killed while six are injured in an attack on Kwande area of Benue state by suspected herdsmen, chairman of the local government has said.

Terdoo Kenti said on Sunday in Makurdi that the attackers also abducted a woman during the incident on Saturday night at Tseadough village.

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Tseadough is a village in Mbachom, Yaav Council Ward near Jato Aka.

The attackers were said to have also burnt down several houses in the community.

According to him, the remains of the victims have been deposited at the mortuary while those with various degrees of machete wounds were taken to hospital for treatment.