No fewer than seven persons were in the early hours of Thursday killed after suspected herdsmen entered a church in Benue State.

The herdsmen were said to have stormed Mbamondo clan in Logo Local Government Area of state around 12.20am while the people were still on bed and attacked some displaced persons who had taken refuge at the African Church in the area.

The victims were among those camped at the church and LGEA Primary School, MbaMondo after they were displaced from their homes by suspected herdsmen.

The herdsmen after the attack were said to have mount road block along Wukari-Anyiin road and seized more than four motorcycles.

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Chairman of the local government area, Richard Nyajo, who confirmed the report, said seven persons were killed.

However, the Police could not be reached at the time of this report as the Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, and the Public Relations Officer, ASP Moses Yamu, did not pick their calls.

Reacting to the incidence, Acting Governor, Engr. Benson Abounu, lamented that the state was under the siege of the Fulani herdsmen attackers from all corners.

He, however, urged the Federal Government as well as security agencies to get to the root of these incessant killings with a view to finding a lasting solution.