Three persons were on Saturday butchered to death in Adaka, a suburb of Makurdi, the Benue state capital.
Adaka is a settlement about 20 kilometers on the outskirts of Makurdi Local Government Area.
A resident of the community, Iorkohol Unande who survived the dastardly incident said that the attack was unprovoked and by persons suspected to be Fulani Herdsmen.
He said the attackers shot sporadically, injuring several persons in the community while three dead bodies were recovered by the time the killer herdsmen retreated unchallenged. He said they were shot and butchered.
Benue State has been under incessant brutal attacks by invading Fulani herdsmen and the renewed killings are coming barely two months after similar separate attacks took place in Gbeji and Ukohol, communities in Ukum and Government Local Government Areas of the state where at least 60 persons including two security personnel were massacred.
Official statistics from the Benue State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA indicate that the state currently has over 2 million persons taking refuge in Internally Displaced Persons, IDPS camps as result of Fulani herdsmen attacks.