Herdsman (photo credit: BBC)

No fewer than nine persons have been reportedly killed in separate attacks by suspected herdsmen in Guma and Logo Local Government Areas of Benue state on Tuesday.

Concise News gathered that six persons were killed in Tse Shan, and two in Tse Nyamkyume in Saghev, Guma LGA.

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The attackers also allegedly killed one person in Tse Ngo Jov Tombo Logo LGA in a separate attack that happened late last night.

A source in the community told reporters that most victims were children and women, who could not run when the heavily armed herdsmen invaded the community.

Over 45 houses were also reportedy set ablaze while several persons have been declared missing after the deadly attack.

More to come…