Some armed persons said to be herdsmen have caused serious havoc in Benue State.
The chairman of Makurdi Local Government Area Mrs.Eunice Torbunde, has confirmed suspected herdsmen killed two persons in Zongo Akiki, Makurdi, Local Government Area in Benue state.
Zongo Akiki is a community located along Nigeria Army School of Military Engineering , NASME, Northbank, Makurdi.
It was the first herdsmen attack in the metropolitan council since gunmen launched a blistering attacks on Benue communities .
Mrs.Torbunde told newsmen that those killed were said to be going to the farm to harvest yams before they ran into an ambush by suspected herdsmen who shot and killed them at the spot.
The Makurdi council boss said after the were killed the herders matcheted them into pieces.
She identified those killed as Tyoikyas Awen and Azende Ude while the third person escaped.
The Council boss also advised those going to the farm to be vigilante and go in numbers so as not to fall victim of herdsmen.
The Benue Police Command was yet to react as of press time.