Herdsman (photo credit: BBC)

Suspected herdsmen have killed at least two persons and injured several others in a fresh attack on Tse-Kyoon, Nyiev Clan, Guma Local Government Area of Benue State.

It was gathered that the attackers, armed with dangerous weapons, stormed the village on Monday evening, razed many houses and started shooting sporadically into the air.

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A resident of the community told reporters that the development forced many residents to desert their homes.

Reports have it that the suspected herdsmen, after killing the two victims, set ablaze some houses in the community before leaving.

Concise News had reported that troops of Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS) of the Nigerian Army, on Monday, repelled an attack on Tse-Tseghem village in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State.

It was gathered that the village and other surrounding rural communities came under an alleged coordinated attack by unknown gunmen but were repelled by the soldiers on ground within the vicinity.

The Force Commander, OPWS, Major General Adeyemi Yekini, confirmed to newsmen in Makurdi on Tuesday by telephone that armed bandits tried to invade Tomatar general area in Guma but his troops engaged them in a gun battle.

Maj. Gen. Yekini also said his men inflicted heavy casualty on the bandits.

He, however, added that his troops did not suffer any casualty in the battle.

The OPWS commander further assured the Benue people of his troops’ commitment to continue to do its best to ensure the safety of lives and property by dislodging all armed criminals found anywhere in the state.