Few hours to President Muhammadu Buhari's proposed visit to Benue State, 24 people mostly women and children, were, on Monday, killed in a fresh crisis at Omusu Edimoga in Okpokwu Local Government Area of Benue State.

The council chairman, Olofu Ogwuche, stated this while conducting state governor, Samuel Ortom, round the affected community on Tuesday.

The governor and members of state security council had visited Omusu Edimoga for an on-the-spot assessment.

Ogwuche said the herdsmen had reported to the council the loss of their cows some kilometers from the affected village.

Ogwuche said  he was already mediating in the crisis when report got to him that the herdsmen had invaded the village and killed some people.

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The herdsmen were said to have invaded the community between 2pm and 3pm on Monday, allegedly killing some children who were returning from school.

In a particular building of two rooms, eight persons were said to have been murdered during the attack.

The body of an 11-year-old girl in her school uniform was discovered by the police when the governor visited the area.

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