Emerging report revealed that suspected Fulani herdsmen have killed 15 people in a Catholic Church, in Benue State, on Tuesday.
The attack occurred at Ayar-Mbalom, a community in Gwer East Local Government Area.
Terver Akase, a Spokesperson to Governor Samuel Ortom, disclosed that the attackers also burnt 50 houses and sacked the entire community.
The name of the Church is St. Ignatius’ Catholic Church. The murdered Catholic Priests are Joseph Gor and Felix Tyolaha, both Reverend Fathers.
The attack comes barely four days after the murder of 10 persons by herdsmen in Guma Local Government Area, which has been one of the major scenes of carnage by suspects herdsmen, since January 1.
It also comes barely a few days after Nigerian Soldiers stormed Naka town, in Gwer West Local Government Area of the State, and set dozens of houses on fire.
The Soldiers said hoodlums in the community killed one of their colleagues. At least one man was burnt to death in the reprisal attack